A new treatment center for autism

autism treatment

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) There’s a new place families can go to receive treatment for a child with autism spectrum disorder.

The Autism Center for Childhood Development recently opened at Wedgwood Christian Services. Treatment includes addressing all areas affected by an individual’s autism spectrum disorder. That includes an individual assessment for each child. Treatment is based on the child’s needs and the family’s preference. It may include cognitive skills, language, toileting and adaptive skills, social skills.

One in 68 kids is affected with an autism spectrum disorder, and the rate is higher with boys. Signs of autism can be seen as early as 12 months of age.

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The Autism Center for Childhood Development treats children between the ages of 18 months and three years old who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Children may attend up to six hours per day, five days per week. For more information, call (616) 942-7294.

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