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What’s Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior. Symptoms of autism can vary widely, and can include difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication, difficulty with social interactions, repetitive behaviors, and a narrow range of interests. Autism is often diagnosed in early childhood, and while there is no cure, early intervention and therapy can help improve outcomes. The exact causes of autism are not fully understood, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

On average, 1 in 68 children has Autism Spectrum Disorder, with 1 in 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls. Besides interpersonal and communication difficulties, individuals with ASD may display particular obsessions and have extreme sensory sensitivity. There is no single cause, but it is widely acknowledged that a variety of factors, such as abnormalities in brain structure or function, genetics, and environmental factors, can cause ASD to develop.

How we can help?

Elumind provides additional evidence-based and effective treatments in addition to the conventional approaches, such as Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) and medications. These include balancing the brain’s nutrition through Nutrition Counselling and Functional Medicine, teaching social skills through Life Coaching, teaching the brain to regulate itself through Neurofeedback, and various forms of psychotherapy to ease the emotional and psychological burdens of autism.

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