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.