While you might feel upset to learn that your child has a high likelihood autism, this knowledge can empower you to help them reach their full potential.
Young children are constantly learning. Much of their learning comes from interaction with other people: their parents, caregivers, other children and even strangers. In response to this interaction, this child’s brain is being moulded. We call this brain plasticity.
In autism and related conditions, a child’s ability to learn from others is affected. But if the early signs of autism are recognised, then parents and caregivers can change the way they interact with the child. We call this early intervention.
Jaidyn was 18 months old when he came through OTARC’s early detection program. Watch this video showing the power of early intervention.
Watch how the early detection of Autism program at OTARC has had a profound effect on the life of Jaidyn and his family.