Autism Guide

A. What is Autism ?

A. What is Autism ?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a Neurodevelopmental disorder which means it is associated with the development and functioning of the brain.

B. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

B. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism Spectrum Disorder is an umbrella term used to refer to several neurodevelopmental conditions

C. Types and Causes of Autism

C. Types and Causes of Autism

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5, published in 2013) includes conditions mentioned below as part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder:

D. Signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

D. Signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

An assessment is the best way to know if your child has ASD. It will give you a diagnosis and clarity about whether your child has Autism or not.

E. Screening and Assessments for Autism

E. Screening and Assessments for Autism

Assessments are essential to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the child across various domains like Motor skills, Activities of daily living, Social skills, Verbal & Non-verbal Communication skills, Cognitive skills, Emotional skills, Behaviors, Sensory profile, Play skills etc.

F. Early intervention and Treatment for Autism

F. Early intervention and Treatment for Autism

Early identification and intervention are proven to be most effective in providing best results for most conditions including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

G. Treatement for Autism

G. Treatement for Autism

Will my child be able to overcome this? / Is there a cure to Autism?
There is no such thing as ‘curing autism’. Autism is a lifelong condition. However, treatment options are available to help your child cope with autism and live an independent life.

H. Some activities for children with Autism

H. Some activities for children with Autism

Visual scheduling: This is a great way to organise your child’s schedule. Use pictures of the tasks that your child does throughout the day like brushing, bathing, eating, playing, sleeping, etc. Arrange them on a board or in a book in the order of the events.

I. Autism aids for kids/ Assistive technology/ toy/ books

I. Autism aids for kids/ Assistive technology/ toy/ books

Assistive technologies like Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are recommended to be used with non-verbal or minimally verbal autistic children.

J. DH partners for Autism

J. DH partners for Autism

​​​(Taken from ComDEALL’s website)
The ComDEALL Trust is a pioneer in interdisciplinary interventions in India. The Communication DEALL intervention program targets the sensory perceptual, motor and communication issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder.

K. FAQs for Autism

K. FAQs for Autism

What other conditions are associated with ASD?
Children with ASD may also have ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Sleep problems, Gut problems, Seizures, etc