Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – including asperger’s syndrome – is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way a person perceives and interacts with the world around them. People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are often faced with barriers in their daily lives, such as difficulty managing social situations and social interactions, communicating with others, and developing and maintaining relationships. Additionally, those with ASD may be greatly impacted by changes in their environment and require highly structured routines in order to feel comfortable. It is not uncommon for people with ASD to gravitate towards a specific interest and devote most of their energy to that interest. Sensory sensitivities, such as those to light, sound, and textures, are also common in people with autism.
Treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is aimed at helping individuals with ASD improve their communication, social and behavioral skills. Treatments can include behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and medications. Each individual's treatment plan is tailored to their specific needs and may include a combination of therapies.