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Understanding Services

The average child is diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder by age 3 (Mandell et al., 2005). This may come with a lot of anxiety and emotions for a parent. There are a lot of recommendations and scientific terms thrown at parents and they often are unsure of where to start. Early diagnosis and intervention are crucial for getting on the path of increasing your child's quality of life. The most common services used to address behavior concerns in PA are Wraparound Services and ABA Therapy but what are they?

Wraparound Services

ABA Servies


Mandell, D. S., Novak, M. M., & Zubritsky, C. D. (2005). Factors associated with age of diagnosis among children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics, 116(6), 1480–1486.

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