Autism is a complex developmental disability that is the result of a neurological disorder that affects the brain's functioning. It typically appears during the first two years of life and impacts development in the areas of social interaction and communication skills.
CTVV host, Susan Regan recently interviewed Donna Swanson, Founder and Executive Director of Focus Center for Autism in Canton, CT; two of the young people in the program, a parent of an autistic son and a Focus Center board member to gain some insight into this often misdiagnosed condition.
There is no cure for Autism, but those affected can achieve significant improvement through behavioral and specialized developmental programs, targeted social skills support, speech therapy and adaptive skills education.
The Focus Center provides a unique and clinical approach to assisting both the attendees and their families to realize the most successful outcomes to leading a fulfilling and productive quality of life.
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