How Early Diagnostic Improvements Can Affect Outcomes for Autistic Young Adults

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Dr. Drew Rubin

Autism is still an evolving diagnosis and there are many different levels across the spectrum that it is critical to understand where your child falls on this line. Additionally, there are some indicators early in their development that need immediate attention.

When overlooked, they can be blended into other diagnosis’ and perhaps resulting in assessments that are less than accurate. Traditionally, health professionals have conducted observations of the child to try to determine their functioning level. This method potentially has flaws as each individual has unique characteristics for their disorder. They vary so greatly, it has been compared to a signature or a thumbprint. Environmental and behavioral developments will shape an individual, and if they have not received attention early on, they may have changed some of their initial coping methods, feeling they were not socially acceptable. Sooner rather than later is absolutely critical.

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Adult Results Of Early Study

There is a significantly higher success rate for kids who received early intervention. This is attributed to being able to understand their strengths, weaknesses, and unique traits. This is one disorder that cannot be a “one size fits all” method for treatment. There is not a drug to “cure it” or a special school to “fix it”; it is a unique and specialized process with methods requiring individualized attention. However, regardless of the differences in studies, one thing is certain—early diagnostic improvements can affect outcomes for autistic young adults. For more information about transitional living, call a professional advisor at (877) 763-5102.