Autism Diagnosis & Treatment

Autism is a developmental disability that interferes with a person's ability to communicate and socialize. In autism, the different areas of the brain fail to work together. Autism affects each person differently and to varying degrees of severity.

When patients dealing with autism are treated at Behavioral Health Network facilities, they receive the very best clinical attention from our behavioral medicine professionals. With focus and dedications, our staff will work tirelessly to help patients find a better quality of life.

Children with autism may learn to talk later than other children their age, or they may not talk at all. Children with autism usually make less eye contact than other children. They often insist on sameness and routine and dislike change.

People with autism may have unusual reactions to sensations. They may have a high tolerance for pain or may be overly sensitive to sounds or touch. A hug may be painful, and soft, quiet noises may sound harsh. Certain smells and lights may be overwhelming.

While autism is a lifelong disability, symptoms may lessen as a child matures and receives treatment. But to learn more about the available treatment options near you, find additional information about our Access Center. Please call our Access Center for 24-hour consultative support at 1-800-300-0628.