Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. The CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 88 children in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder. Estimates also show that these disorders are five times more likely to occur in boys than in girls. While there is currently no cure for ASD, research shows that early intervention treatment services can greatly improve a child's development. To learn more about autism assessments and other support services at DePelchin Children's Center, visit Depelchin.org/autism
Parents know when something is troubling their child. The warning signs are often clear: problems at school, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, withdrawal from friends and family. To be sure, changes in a child's behavior are normal and a natural part of growing up. When the changes persist, however -- or seem to worsen -- it may be time to seek help. If you suspect your child is struggling with a mental health issue, don't wait. Turn to DePelchin Children's Center for help.
DePelchin believes that a child's mental health is just as important as his or her physical health. Through our expert team of psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors, we provide comprehensive care for a broad range of concerns, including ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and trauma. Learn more about Depelchin's mental health services.