Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe a range of developmental challenges affecting socialization, communication, and behavioral functioning. Children with ASD have difficulties with social interaction as well as verbal and nonverbal communication and also exhibit patterns of restricted interests and repetitive behaviors.
Mercy's Autism Center in St. Louis provides a child-and-family-centered approach to ASD. Our services include diagnosis, medical and psychological care, family navigation services, and treatment programs. We develop a tailor-made care plan for your child in partnership with you.
Accurate diagnosis of ASD and early intervention is crucial to helping a child reach his or her greatest potential.
Symptoms range from mild to severe, and most children with ASD have associated medical and developmental conditions. While diagnosis can sometimes be made as early as 12 months of age, more obvious signs of autism may not be apparent until 24-36 months of age. In some situations, symptoms may not cause concerns until the elementary or middle school years.
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive services to diagnose and treat a full range of conditions, including:
At Mercy, we offer compassionate care for a variety of treatment services, including: