Parents usually notice the signs and symptoms of autism in the 1st couple of years of their child’s life. Generally speaking, the symptoms develop gradually, but some autistic children will first develop normally and then regress. Early behavioral or cognitive intervention can help autistic children gain self-care, social, and communication skills. Even though there is no known cure, there have been reported cases of children who recovered. Not many children with autism live on their own after adolescence, though some become successful. An autistic culture has developed, with some individuals seeking a cure and others believing autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.
Its a challenge for parents of autistic children to deal with the complexities of how to get the best education for their children and protect their rights. If you have any questions concerning your child with autism and his/her educational rights, call Attorney Phillip J. Cohn today!