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Autism Spotlight a 501(c) 3 organization (Corporate ID#557646) was established in 2009 by the parents of a loving child, Drew Putnam.  They were motivated by their experiences in raising their son, the limited options for treatment as well as the significant finacial impact treatment has for all families affected by this disorder
The Foundation fully supports the scientific approach to treating children with Autism through two methods including; Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy and Verbal Behavior Therapy.

Recent Blog

About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder

Early Sign of Autism

  • No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
  • No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months
  • No babbling by 12 months
  • No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months
  • No words by 16 months
  • No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months
  • Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age

A typical diagnostic evaluation involves a multi-disciplinary team of doctors including a pediatrician, psychologist, speech and language pathologist and occupational therapist. Genetic testing may likewise be recommended, as well as screening for related medical issues such as sleep difficulties. This type of comprehensive helps parents understand as much as possible about their child’s strengths and needs.

Denial

  • Natural part of coping, but don’t lose focus.
  • Try not to “shoot the messenger”

 Loneliness

  • Don’t be afraid to reach out – you are not alone

Acceptance

  •  Ready to advocate and learn about Autism
  •  Your child is still the same child they were before the diagnosis.

Treatments We Support

Board Certified Behavior Analyst - BCBA
Applied Behavior Analysis - ABA
Verbal Behavior Therapy - VB

 

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