Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder is a lifelong developmental disorder, characterised by marked difficulties in social interaction, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests/behaviours and sensory sensitivities.
Our primary areas of expertise lie in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorder; both detection and intervention.
The word "spectrum" is used because the range and severity of the difficulties people with ASD can vary widely. This 'spectrum' previously separated Asperger's disorder and Autism into two categories but they have been recently combined into the one diagnosis of 'Autism Spectrum Disorder'.
At Headstart, we offer clients of all ages, individualized intervention plans that may include behavior management strategies, emotional regulation, education/career planning, and family support. Our goal is to help minimize the symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder and improve quality of life of the individual and their family.