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Weathering the New Norm

Adjusting to our new norm: Each morning, I wake up to see if I can make an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine. I am 67 and have heart related issues, but all I find when I try to book an appointment online is that appointments aren’t available.   While I wonder when appointments for a vaccine […]

Dear Parents, take care of yourselves.

Heading into a new year The other day, I read a Facebook post that said, “I am returning 2021 since I had a seven day grace period to return it without any questions asked.” I laughed when I read that, but it also got me thinking about how much daily stress people experience; and how […]

To the New Year

What a year it’s been If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait for 2020 to be over. Needless to say, it has been quite a rollercoaster of a year. All jokes aside, 2020 has been a very challenging year for most of us. We’ve had to learn new ways of getting our work done […]

Connecting

Getting connected: It’s September already and some of the leaves on our property have already began to change colors. For so many of us, like the seasons, we have seen many changes and had to adjust the way we go about living. Fall is usually the season when students head back to school, football games […]

Returning to School

Getting back to school: For most parents with children, this is a time to gear up for the new school year. Of course, as we all know, 2020 has been a very different year. Fortunately, all of my four children are now adults (and I have two beautiful grandchildren). Challenges of remote learning: However, I […]

Addressing your child’s processing funnel

The processing funnel Oftentimes, as parents, our knee jerk reaction may be to address processing related “symptoms” instead of the root issue. When it comes to processing deficits, it can be important to take a step back and address sensory the issues your child is experiencing and learning to work through. Understanding sensory sensitivity: When […]

The Education Question

The current state of education My wife and I have been watching with great interest, the local, state, and national discussions regarding schools re-opening. We recognize the pros and cons of each decision. With that being said, I wonder if the discussion should center on whether or not schools should be open or if we […]

Helping your child tell their story

A story’s value Id like to start with a quote: All of these stories make me who I am. But to insist on only the negative stories is to flatten my experience and to overlook the many other stories that formed me. The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that […]

Engaging in early intervention

Early Intervention For many parents, realizing that your child may receive an autism diagnosis can be difficult and or surprising, but it doesn’t have to be. Substantial efforts have been made to frame a roadmap for parents as they begin to navigate the possibility that their child may be Neurodiverse. What to look out for […]

Recent ASD Breakthrough

Announcing: Clarifi ASD Clarifi ASD, an emerging biotech firm, discovered that children with autism have a unique epigenetic signature; similar to those who are considered Neurotypical. This testing method works by analyzing the saliva of children who are suspected of having autism. What they’ve discovered: The average age of an autism diagnosis comes between the […]

Announcing: Clarifi ASD

Clarifi ASD, an emerging biotech firm, discovered that children with autism have a unique epigenetic signature; similar to those who are considered Neurotypical.

This testing method works by analyzing the saliva of children who are suspected of having autism.

What they’ve discovered:

The average age of an autism diagnosis comes between the ages of 4 to 5 years old; however, studies show that an even earlier diagnosis could greatly improve the long-term trajectory of a child with autism and maximize their quality of life.

The Clarifi ASD test is designed to identify children with a high likelihood of having autism, as part of a well-child visit, in order to begin effective interventions much earlier than 4 years of age.

Research shows that these support services and therapies can make a powerful impact on long-term outcomes for children with autism, especially when applied before the age of three. The sooner a child receives autism support services such as behavioral interventions, occupational therapy, and speech therapy, the better chances that child has to thrive – even into adulthood.

‘Interventions initiated before three years of age may have a greater positive impact than those begun after the age of five years,’ a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics reported.

To learn more:

You can read more about this recent medical breakthrough and see if Clarifi ASD is right for you by visiting www.todaybiotech.com.

Although myHana Autism is not a partner of Clarifi ASD, we do support the push to expand the scope of care that is made available to parents and families.

We believe that early intervention is key to an independent future and that is why our team is committed to providing a comprehensive suite of solutions for parents and families.

Sincerely,

The myHana Team

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