The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening for Autism during a child’s routine pediatric visit.
At the Pediatric Center of Round Rock we offer Autism screening at the 9 month, 18 month, 2 year and 3 year visit, which include questionnaires offered to parents to help identify red flags as early as possible.
Frequent well-check exams by your pediatrician will allow for early identification by regularly observing the child’s behavior and listening to your concerns.
Learn more about Autism / Asperger Disorders:
Local ADHD Resources:
Spectrum Services –www.SpectrumSocial.netSpectrum offers collaborative interdisciplinary services addressing the complex needs of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other social communication challenges including Asperger’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder, PDD and Non-Verbal Learning Disorder. Spectrum uses a person-centered approach with services recommended and designed to meet the unique needs of each individual.
- Social Skills Training
- PLAY Project Intervention
- Recreation Therapy
- Behavior Therapy
- Speech Therapy
- Parent Coaching and Training
- Love and Logic Workshops
- Educational Coaching and Consultation to Families and Schools
National Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources:
Autism Speaks – Research, policy statements, advocacy, family resources, legal information, and more
Autism Consortium – Parent information packets available in different languages.
American Academy of Pediatrics – Autism Spectrum Disorder Symptoms
Federation for Children with Special Needs – Informing and educating families with special needs.
Autism Society – Increasing public awareness about the day-to-day issues faced by people with Austim Spectrum Disorders
First Signs – Educating parents and professionals about autism and related disorders.
Asperger’s Association of New England: Information and resources for individuals with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism and their families.
The Gray Center – Home of Carol Gray and Social Stories. Information for families and educators; references about social understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders and bullying prevention.
National Academy of Sciences – Educating Children with Autism
Center for Disease Control – Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders
OASIS @ MAAP – Articles, educational resources and links to local, national and international support groups
Recommended Reading About Autism and Asperger Syndrome
“Children with Autism: A Parents’ Guide” Michael Powers, Woodbine House, 2000.
“Behavioral Intervention for Young Children with Autism: A Manual for Parents and Professionals” Maurice CM, Green G, Luce S. Austin: Pro- Ed, Inc. 1996.
” A Parents Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High- Functioning Autism: How to meet the challenges and help your child thrive” Sally Ozonoff, Geraldine Dawson and James Mc Partland, New York, Guilford Press, 2002.
“The OASIS Guide to Asperge Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration” Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby. Crown Publishers, Random House, New York. 2005.
“Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children”. Aureen Wagner, Rochester, NY. A Lighthouse Press, Inc. 2002.
“The New Social Stories Book Illustrated Edition”. Carol Gray, Arlington, Texas: Future Horizons, 2000.
If you’re concerned that your child is showing symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders, call us at (512) 733-5437 to setup an appointment.