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Milestones Autism Resources
4853 Galaxy Parkway, Suite A
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 464-7600
1 in 44 U.S. children have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). ASD is a neurological, developmental disability that can affect behavior, social interaction, communication and sensory processing. Each autistic person has unique challenges and strengths. The spectrum of ASD includes those who are mildly to more severely affected.
If you notice these signs, identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seek professional assessment. Autistic Children (or adults) may:
For more information, visit the CDC autism site.
Early diagnosis and intervention with evidence-based approaches improve outcomes. Milestones is here to help you get started and can help at every stage.
For a free assessment for children under 3 years old, contact Bright Beginnings in Cuyahoga County at 216.698.7500. In any other Ohio county contact helpmegrow.ohio.gov. If you live outside of Ohio, contact your local early intervention program usually available from your county or city. For a free assessment of children approaching age 3 and above, contact your local school district. From 12 months to at least 36 months of age, every child should be screened for developmental milestones during routine medical well visits.
For older teens or adults seeking an assessment, contact a neurologist or psychologist. The free Milestones Helpdesk can provide more information about the type of professional to consult depending on what your goal of diagnosis is, i.e.for self knowledge vs. to access services or benefits.
The latest research explores a combination of developmental, genetic and environmental components. To find out more about research and data on autism, visit the CDC autism site.
Why has the number of people diagnosed with autism increased? There are several contributing factors:
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Need assistance? Let Milestones be your local guide.
Unsure of where to start? Contact our free Helpdesk with your questions, and we will do the research for you!
Visit milestones.org/helpdesk and complete an intake form.