With schools and many businesses closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic, parents and kids are spending more time at home — and away from others — to help stop the spread of the virus. Adjusting to a new routine is stressful for parents and kids alike — but especially for children with autism who have trouble with change. How can […]
A study recently published in the Journal of Child Neurology suggests that children may outgrow autism. We spoke to Dr. J. Thomas Megerian, pediatric neurologist and clinical director of the Thompson Autism Center at CHOC, about what parents should know about these findings.
CHOC and the Thompson Family Foundation recently unveiled a new collaboration that expands our capacity to serve children with autism.
By Kelly McKinnon-Bermingham, director of behavior intervention and Anna Laakman, director of education and training, at The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders April is Autism Awareness Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, one in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders has […]
By Dr. Julie Youssef, developmental-behavioral pediatrician and assistant clinical professor at The Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Every child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has unique strengths and weaknesses that change throughout their lifespan. One therapeutic approach many families consider is social skills intervention programs. Often led by behavioral specialists, these programs offer […]
In recognition of national autism awareness month, check out these tips from Kelly McKinnon-Bermingham, director of behavior intervention at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders, to include more interactive and educational play in your child’s routine. Social play is the core of social development for children. Delayed or undeveloped social skills are often a […]
By Rachel Fenning, PhD, assistant clinical professor at The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders The experience of having a child evaluated for a developmental concern may feel overwhelming, but the assessment process can provide clarity and guidance. If your child does receive a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the assessment represents a vital first […]