I had been waiting for this day for exactly four weeks. In Ethan's psychological evaluation, the doctor had said he met the criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder. We weren't exactly sure what the level of severity was, but he knew he was most impacted in the area of social communication.
I would like to invite you to walk with our team - "Team Hope" - because we believe that spreading autism awareness and supporting families through fundraising events such as these can ignite hope in the hearts of those who have loved ones with autism or are in the spectrum themselves.
Kathie M. Sarles, M. Ed is an Early Childhood Specialist and Advanced Transdisciplinary Infant/Family Mental Health Practitioner at the Harbor Regional center.
When Ethan was a little over a year old, someone commented that he played "funny." At that time, I thought the he would perhaps overcome it quickly. He would whack toys and objects instead of picking them up.
Poetry break! A poem inspired by my son's Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.
As I begin my journey as a parent of a newly diagnosed child with ASD, I delve into the many resources available about autism and its facets. Right now I am reading: Early Intervention and Autism is by James Ball, ED.D., BCBA
It has been barely a week since we got the confirmation that my son Ethan falls within the autism spectrum. Some moments, I'm super positive; but sometimes I also feel discouraged and overwhelmed.
Me and my husband have always loved Ethan’s little quirks. Some of the things that we loved about him also made us realize that he might be in the autism spectrum.
I had both dreaded and anticipated this day for a few months. My son Ethan's psychological evaluation. We had suspected about half a year ago that he might fall within the autism spectrum. He had all the typical signs of a child with autism -- incessantly playing with anything that looks like a wheel, repetitive routine-focused play, delays in speech language development and gross and fine motor skills, limited eye contact and social communication.