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Autism and How Therapy Can Help

ASD stands for Autism Spectrum Disorder, a neurodevelopmental condition impacting communication, social interaction, and behavior. This wide-ranging disorder encompasses a spectrum of symptoms and severity levels.

Common traits of ASD include difficulties in social interactions, communication challenges, repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, sensory sensitivities, and struggles with change or transitions. However, it's important to recognize that every individual with ASD is unique, and symptoms can vary widely.

Formerly a separate disorder, Asperger's syndrome is now considered part of the autism spectrum. People with Asperger's often exhibit milder symptoms and frequently possess average or above-average intelligence.

ASD is typically diagnosed in early childhood, and early intervention and support can significantly enhance outcomes. Treatment approaches may encompass behavioral and educational interventions, speech and language therapy, social skills training, and occupational therapy, among others.

Encouragingly, many individuals with ASD have distinctive abilities and strengths worth celebrating.

When clients approach Veronica for ASD counseling, her general practice requires in-office therapy sessions with a designated family member or guardian until the age of 25. This practice acknowledges that individuals with ASD may develop social and communication skills at different rates than neurotypical individuals, ensuring comprehensive support during this crucial developmental period.

Veronica is open to discussing exceptions to this requirement on a case-by-case basis, considering each client's unique needs and circumstances. It's important to clarify that this requirement specifically pertains to in-office therapy sessions.

Click here for Collaborative Support Agreement for ASD Counseling Services.

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