There are many other blogs, social networking sites, and Internet communities where information and advice is offered for the various behaviors that Autism Spectrum patients exhibit. These stories are from the point of view of a traditionally trained pediatrician, board certified in pediatrics and neonatology, with over 40 years of experience including childhood development. I was the director in the district clinic where we provided developmental follow-up to high-risk infants until the age of three.
The Child Development Center focuses on the various presentations of childhood development, noting the alarming increase of children who are on the Autism Spectrum. The therapies are a combination of traditional pediatric medicine, plus newer protocols, now under the direction of The Medical Academy of Pediatric Special Needs.
Experts agree that the best improvements occur in an environment that combines established behavioral therapies with the appropriate emerging protocols.
I hope that my essays and our discussions breathe a breath of fresh air into the polarized world of autism diagnosis and treatment.