Parents from all over the world have helped their children diagnosed with autism move along the path to wellness. Using the programs developed by The Institutes, children diagnosed with autism have been able to significantly improve their ability to learn, to communicate, to solve problems and, in some cases, to perform at age level or above.
“Autism” or “autistic” or “autism spectrum disorders (ASD)” are words to describe children who exhibit a wide variety of symptoms, including problems with communication and social interaction.
Children who exhibit these symptoms usually have problems in the cortical and midbrain areas of the brain.
“Autism” is a label, not a diagnosis. A proper diagnosis describes where the problem exists in the brain, the degree of the problem, and the extent of the problem in the brain.
Using symptomatic labels in place of a proper diagnosis often leads to the attempt to treat those symptoms. To be successful it is necessary to treat the brain, where the injury actually exists. Sometimes the focus is on “What is autism?” or “How do you get autism?” At The Institutes we focus on what to do about autism, or how to help the child with this kind of brain injury. It is necessary to treat the brain, where the problem actually exists to be successful.
The Institutes presents courses for parents where they can learn how to successfully provide enrichment and opportunity at home to help their child progress.