Diagnosing and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Diagnosing and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Diagnosing and Managing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder that affects behavior, communication and social functioning. According to the latest figures from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 1 in 68 children in the U.S. have…

Assessing Young Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Assessing Young Children for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Did you know that children can be assessed for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as early as 14 months old? Dr. Russell’s primary role at Pine Rest is providing autism and ADHD diagnostic evaluations for children one through 13 years old at the Psychological Consultation Center.

Special Parents Confidential: Family Stress

Special Parents Confidential: Family Stress

Having a special needs child always causes tremendous parenting concerns and a lot of work. Many moments can be incredible, exhilarating, and full of amazing wonder. But it can also be extremely stressful. Dealing with schools, social situations, family situations … it can seem like everywhere you turn is another opportunity for more parenting concerns and stress. The other problem is that not everyone understands or even cares about these situations, so many parents can feel isolated in their worries and concerns.

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum

Supporting Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum
As more and more children are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), it is important as a parent to learn more about the disorder and those who experience ASD. Current estimates from the Center for Disease Control are that 1...