April is Autism Awareness Month
Jacksonville Speech and Hearing Center would like you to join us in celebrating National Autism Awareness Month. There are many excellent opportunities to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to those facing an autism diagnosis each year.
What is Autism?
“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services/supports lead to significantly improved outcomes.” – Autism Society. You can learn more about Autism at the Autism Society website.
Why use a Certified Autism Hearing Center?
A Certified Autism Center provides a patient-friendly environment that includes the environment and tools necessary for those with Autism.
- no sensory overload
- patients ushered to quiet rooms
- treatment that is minimally disruptive to the patient
- communication with family members regarding diagnosis and treatment
- a focus on “yes” or “no” questions to patient
- allowing patients to see and touch materials
- a health care professional manner that is direct and factual
Did you know we recently earned our Certification of Autism Care from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES)? Read more about it!
Want to make a difference and support our programs? Join us at JSHC FinFest 2016: Rolling on the River!