Autism Spectrum Disorder: Collaborative Care for Varied Needs

April 9, 2015: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD. And even though ASD can be diagnosed by age 2, many children aren’t diagnosed until after age 4.

One thing children with ASD have in common is that their disorder can be treated by a range of therapists who have individual specialties but overlapping goals.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christine Baksi talks about her 4-year-old son Sam who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2, and is currently benefitting from a wide range of therapies.  Her son’s physical therapist joins her to discuss the collaborative team approach to help children with ASD grow physically and emotionally.

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