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Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.
We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.
Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.
Indicators of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.
Our trained professionals genuinely care about their clients. They are honored to have the opportunity to get to know you or your loved one. We believe that Autism therapy is one of the most beneficial decisions you can make.
At Overcomers Christian Counseling in Colorado Springs, you'll find that our providers are genuine, flexible, responsive, on time and available. We don't have a wait-list and we can typically see you the same week you call, possibly within 24 hours.
You'll enjoy our complimentary coffee while you relax in our waiting room. Our offices are modern and comfortable – providing a setting for a relaxed and enjoyable session.
We know that you have several choices when looking for Autism counselors. You can feel confident in your choice of Colorado Springs Overcomers. Call 719-345-2424.