Have you ever wondered if your toddler, child, or teen has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Children with ASD are often very bright, goal-oriented, and creative. Nevertheless, toddlers, children, and teens on the spectrum struggle to connect socially. A common myth about ASD is that these kids do not want to have friends. That assumption is simply not true. Children and teens with autism want to have friends but they struggle with how to make friends.
You want your child or teen to be more connected to peers and classmates but what should you do?
It is important to figure out whether ASD can explain the challenges you are seeing, especially since treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder are available and can make a big difference.
Here are answers to questions we are often asked about assessing ASD at the Possibilities Clinic.