Autism Spectrum Disorder
(ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disability that affects the way the brain functions. It is prevalent (approximately 1 in 150 individuals) in every country and around the world. Every child diagnosed with Autism has their own set of strengths and areas of need.
Some characteristics of Autism include-
- Late onset of language or no language development at all.
- Lack of social skills such as not being able to make friends
- Not making eye contact
- Engaging in repetitive behaviour such as lining up items in a pattern
People often misunderstand Autism and think that individuals with ASD are not able to do what other people do. However, with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Treatment, individuals can participate in society and become able citizens and even work etc.
At SOREM, children with autism are learning everyday through Early Intervention program providing one-on-one treatment and with a curriculum that is tailored to their strengths and areas of improvement. Our ABA Early Intervention classrooms help the child to learn to communicate as well as participate in the society through academic vocational instruction.