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Impact of Dropping Asperger’s from the DSM-V

A big change is about to take place in the soon to be released Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more commonly known as the DSM-V. Asperger’s syndrome is going to be dropped from the manual and instead it will fall under the category of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The American Psychiatric Association released a statement stating that, “The new criteria

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Robots and Children with Autism

Written by our Family Outreach Coordinator, Lisa DelPrete

I recently read an article from the BBC news entitled “Robots in the classroom help autistic children learn” and I have to say that I do not totally agree with the entire article and this is why.  In the summer of 2010, our entire family experienced how the use of a robot could help our  then 10 year old son, Mateo, who was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 4 ½.  Mateo spent about two days a week throughout that summer working with a robot through the University of Notre Dame’s FUN Lab. Continue reading

Lighthouse Autism Center is Now Enrolling!

 

Applied Behavioral Analysis is the only Autism therapy that is endorsed by the US Surgeon General. They endorse it because decades of research support the fact that it works.

ABA therapy at LAC is conducted in a 1:1 setting (1 therapist working with 1 child). Each child goes through an in depth assessment conducted by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and other clinical team members to determine their current skill set and what skills might be improved upon.

Give us a call today to see how Lighthouse Autism Center can help your child with Autism reach his or her fullest potential.