Children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder experience symptoms to different degrees and have varying levels of function. Dr. Nene and our practitioners have extensive training and experience working with individuals with autism.
What Is the Autism Spectrum?
The autism spectrum encompasses a range of traits and symptoms that impact how someone sees the world and other people. Autism spectrum disorder characteristics include:
- Sensory processing differences — sensitivity to light or the need for extra sensation
- Non-standard learning and problem solving
- A special interest in specific subjects
- Repetitive, atypical movements
- A need for order and consistency
- Issues with verbal and non-verbal language
- Difficulties with typical social interactions
Every person with autism spectrum disorder faces unique challenges. For example, while some individuals with autism have learning difficulties, others have problems only with socialization.
How Does Autism Affect a Person’s Life?
As you can see, many of the traits associated with autism don’t cause harm on their own. However, they can make it harder to function in society and everyday life. When someone has severe symptoms of autism, they can have difficulty with speaking or becoming independent. Autism spectrum disorder can also cause behavioral challenges that interfere with healthy development in children.
How Does CBH Help Individuals With Autism?
The experienced care team at CBH offers multiple forms of therapy for autism spectrum disorder that help patients live satisfying lives, including:
- Behavioral therapy: ABA-trained therapists can help manage challenging behaviors and patterns for individuals with ASD. We’re happy to provide referrals to ABA therapists for our patients.
- Medication management: Medications can go a long way toward helping with behavioral challenges that accompany ASD. Our team can help with understanding and finding the right medications to decrease behaviors associated with the disorder, improving the lives of individuals with ASD.
We may also address any accompanying symptoms or conditions the patient experiences. For instance, individuals with autism can develop anxiety or depression due to the difficulties they face. Our team will provide additional treatments as needed to promote each patient’s well-being.
Telemedicine for Patients Who Can’t Seek Treatment in Person
Whether a patient is in a remote or rural location or feels unable to leave their home, CBH can help by providing therapy for autism spectrum disorder online. We even accept insurance coverage for our telepsychiatry services. Get in touch with our office to find out if you qualify for these services and learn whether your insurance provider covers this option.
Book an Appointment With Professionals Who Care
At CBH, we understand that individuals with behavioral health conditions need compassion and support. We welcome patients in Washington, D.C., Rockville, MD, and northern Virginia to come to our office in Arlington, VA. Our Bethesda location is now accepting appointments! To book an appointment, complete our online form or call us at 703-812-4642.