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Autism Awareness

Celebrating Differences

Celebrating Differences

April 1, 2021 mtcus

Mobile Therapy Centers (MTC) joins the world this month in celebrating diversity in autism. Currently, about 1 in 54 children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Maenner, Shaw, Baio, et al, 2020) [1]. At MTC, we identify that although there is a specific diagnostic criterion for ASD, no two individuals with autism are […]

Autism Awareness In the Media

Autism Awareness In the Media

April 1, 2020 mtcus

In mainstream media, representation of children on the Autism spectrum is limited. It was not until 2015, that one of the first characters on the Autism spectrum, Julia, was introduced on Sesame Street. This was a step in bringing awareness to both parents and children. As of recently, Disney’s Pixar released two short films about […]

Personal Space and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Personal Space and Autism Spectrum Disorders

February 3, 2020 mtcus

Valentine’s Day is a day to express our love toward people we appreciate and care for through hugs, kisses and possibly gift giving. For some people, this can be a day that they do not look forward to, but others love to spread the love. Personal space is difficult for some individuals with Autism Spectrum […]

The Benefits of a Special Needs Dentist

The Benefits of a Special Needs Dentist

April 29, 2019 mtcus

Photo By: Daniel Frank Going to the dentist can be difficult for a child with autism. It can be harder for them to process the many sensory elements at the dental office. However, by visiting a special needs dentist, these dentists are trained to handle these situations. As a family dentist working for over 17 years, […]