Does my child have Autism?

A thorough guide on developmental milestones & how ABA can help.

If you suspect your child may have autism but are unsure of what to look for, this guide is for you. Learn about the warning signs and developmental milestones, as well as the steps involved in screening, evaluation, and diagnosing a child with autism before obtaining evidence-based therapy like Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Forta, a tech-based service, is revolutionizing ABA treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We hope that this information will help you in identifying early signs of autism and put your mind at ease.

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Details:
  • Format: PDF
  • # of Pages: 112
  • Read time: 75 minutes

What you’ll learn:

  • Which steps to take if you are concerned about your child’s development

  • How to tell if your child is hitting the developmental milestones & advice from doctors

  • Navigating pre-diagnosis and early intervention- Working toward and getting a diagnosis

  • How to pay & work with your insurance company

  • Building a support network

  • Getting access to treatment

  • Finding the right support and treatment for your child and family

  • More about Forta and our services

Authors

Katelyn Morris

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Katelyn became a BCBA in 2017, after spending several years working with children and families across the US. Her primary focus is to include clients in their goal-planning using frameworks like ACT and on family and parent coaching. She loves meeting new people, crocheting, and spending time with her family and pets in their rural Pennsylvania home.

Miriam Elsendyouney

Forta Parent Ambassador

Miriam spent ten years working in the non-profit industry in various roles where she provided her expertise in fundraising and advocating for children’s causes. After expanding her family, two of her children, twins, were diagnosed with autism - she then focused her efforts on becoming the best advocate and parent she could for her five children.

Julie Sheard

Julie
Sheard

Special Education Teacher

Julie Sheard worked for over 15 years with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder to build meaningful relationships and implement research-based methods to improve their quality of life. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Julie lives in California with her husband and son.