Hope Network Center for Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorders affect 1 in 68 children. And every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed.
At Hope Network, we give these children a chance.
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Hope Network Center for Autism is where we diagnose and treat autism spectrum disorders (ASD), providing comprehensive outpatient treatment with an emphasis on evidence-based, early intervention, and ABA therapies with children as young as age two. We also provide services to older children and their families.
Call 616.942.2522 to get in touch with us.
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Should I Be Concerned?
Every child grows, develops and matures differently. However, it can be helpful for parents to understand how their child is developing and accomplishing milestones in comparison to other children in their age group. Explore each area to see an easy-to-understand grid.
If you feel that your child is significantly delayed in several milestones, please consult your pediatrician or contact the Center for Autism.
Autism Spectrum Disorders are characterized by delays in the development of socialization and communication skills. Parents may note symptoms as early as infancy, although the typical age of onset is before three years of age. Each child who is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders will have a unique combination of symptoms that makes it essential for treatments to be customized for each child's unique needs.
Unlike autistic disorder and Asperger's syndrome which have specific symptoms for diagnoses, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) is a diagnoses given to children who may exhibit some symptoms of Asperger's or autism, but do not conclusively match a diagnosis for either.