The CDC states 1in 68 children Identified with ASD.For more on their findings click here...
Welcome to Spectrum Advocacy: My name is Dawn Stuart, I started Spectrum Advocacy to help families with students on the “Spectrum”. The rate of children diagnosed is alarming. The Centers for Disease Control statistics state 1 in 68 children will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The statistics are benign until your child is diagnosed with ASD and now life is very real.
If my son would have been diagnosed at 3 years old and not 8 1/2 he would not have had so many challenges. A child’s brain is more pliable at the age of 3 versus 8 ½. Intervention in younger children allows the child to learn the skills needed to reach their full potential. The impact of intervention is more comprehensive when diagnosed younger. Along with the diagnosis of autism, some will experience other comorbidities, such as OCD, anxiety, toruett’s, depression, specific learning difficulties and sensory processing issues. These are just to name a few, keep in mind when you have met one person with autism, you have met one person with autism. Every individual is unique in their own way.
In a unanimous decision with major implications for students with disabilities, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that schools must provide higher educational standards for children with special needs.