World Autism Month

April is World Autism Month which focuses on providing an understanding and acceptance of people with autism.

Do you sometimes wonder why our physicians ask so many questions about your seemingly healthy infant and toddler at their check-up appointments? It is because roughly 1 in 44 of our patients will be diagnosed with Autism. Our pediatricians and team formally utilize autism screening tools at the 18 and 24 month check-up. Our physicians additionally personally assess for development at every check-up visit your child has. Research has shown that early intervention can improve the health of a child with autism.

Your child’s check-up appointments are about more than just immunizations. Their schedule of wellness visits include screenings and assessments recommended at specific times from infancy through adolescence. If you are not up-to-date on your child’s recent check-up, please contact our office or schedule online through the patient portal.

For more resources on Autism, please visit these articles by Healthy Children from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP):

If you have concerns about your child’s development or need any additional support, please give us a call. We are here for you! (513) 232-8100.

Thank you for trusting us with your child’s care.

 

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