One common misconception about autism is that it affects every person the same. It’s important to remember that not only are the symptoms of autism experienced differently by each individual; but also that every person with autism has a unique personality. Supporting a person’s independence and respecting his or her wishes can improve their quality of life.
You can learn more about living with autism by watching this video. You’ll meet Dan, who was diagnosed with autism early in life. Now an adult, Dan has a cleaning job in a cafeteria. You’ll also meet Dan’s mother Caryn and one of Dan’s lifelong friends, who now works to promote autism awareness at Autism Speaks.
The Behavior Exchange is an ABA therapy center in Plano that is committed to providing comprehensive support and training for children with autism and their families. If you believe your child has displayed some of the signs of autism, you can get in touch with our team by calling (888) 716-8084.