This email is intended to provide useful, relevant information and resources to the autism community. Learn more about the Thompson Autism Center at CHOC.
Each year, April is dedicated to bringing awareness to autism spectrum disorder. In our effort to commemorate this special event last month, the Thompson Autism Center compiled the articles below as part of our effort to provide treatment, education and resources surrounding ASD. Thank you to our supporters, as well, for helping us further our mission.
Reaching her full potential: Vivian’s journey with autism
Vivian suffered from severe social anxiety resulting in a withdrawn personality, struggles in school and problems with her well-being. It wasn’t until age 11 that Vivian was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and began receiving treatment at the Thompson Autism Center. She was able to receive the neurological and psychological care her disorder required. Now months after receiving regular cognitive behavioral therapy, Vivian’s "personality is beginning to blossom.” Read More About Vivian’s Story
Day in the life of a pediatric psychologist
Dr. Jina Jang, a pediatric psychologist at the Thompson Autism Center, provides children with early diagnosis, advanced therapy and tools to reach their full potential. Starting at 6:45 a.m., her day is packed full of evaluations and therapy sessions. Read More About Her Day
5 insights into the behavior of children with autism
Children with autism can often struggle with what looks like behavior issues. However, with most cases, they are trying to communicate something they need. Dr. Casey Clay, director of the Behavior Program at the Thompson Autism Center, explains the misunderstandings and gives tips for behavior intervention strategies. Learn Intervention Strategies
Autism 101 Workshop
On May 25, our monthly workshop to teach the basics of autism will be held online and is designed for caregivers of children who are newly diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We encourage parents, grandparents, family members, caregivers, and professionals to attend, as well as individuals who would like more education about ASD. RSVP to Join Us
What is Healthy Smiles?
We have partnered with Healthy Smiles to provide dentistry services at the Thompson Autism Center. Dental care is extremely important and can be challenging for children with autism. Discover Healthy Smiles
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