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Autism’s core symptoms are. Many people with autism have sensory issues. These typically involve over- or under-sensitivities to sounds, lights, touch, tastes, smells, pain and other stimuli. Autism is also associated with high rates of certain physical and mental health conditions.What can Autism Speaks do for your child?
Autism Speaks has many resources for families whose children have recently received a diagnosis. These include Autism Speaks First Concern to Action Tool Kit and First Concern to Action Roadmap. Do you suspect that your feelings and behaviors involve autism? Many people who have milder forms of autism go undiagnosed until adulthood.How does a doctor diagnose someone with autism?
Specialized healthcare providers diagnose autism using a checklist of criteria in the two categories above. They also assess autism symptom severity. Autism’s severity scale reflects how much support a person needs for daily function. Many people with autism have sensory issues.What does Autism response team ( art ) do?
Our Autism Response Team (ART) is specially trained to connect people with autism, their families, and caretakers to information, tools, and resources.