Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

What is autism and how prevalent is it?

What is autism and how prevalent is it?

Do children with autism look different from other children?

Do children with autism look different from other children?

What are some characteristics of autism?

What are some characteristics of autism?

What are some examples of language difficulties with autism?

What are some examples of language difficulties with autism?

What are some of the behavioral characteristics of autism?

What are some of the behavioral characteristics of autism?

What are some examples of social skill deficits seen in autism?

What are some examples of social skill deficits seen in autism?

Do children with autism play differently?

Do children with autism play differently?

What causes autism?

What causes autism?

Has autism become more prevalent in recent years?

Has autism become more prevalent in recent years?

How many children nationwide are affected by autism?

How many children nationwide are affected by autism?

Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

Is there any evidence that autism can be linked to certain vaccinations?

Is there any evidence that autism can be linked to certain vaccinations?

Do individuals with autism live a normal lifespan?

Do individuals with autism live a normal lifespan?

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

How helpful are biomedical and drug interventions?

How helpful are biomedical and drug interventions?

Is there community help available to families?

Is there community help available to families?

Can families implement early intervention in their homes?

Can families implement early intervention in their homes?

What does early intervention consist of?

What does early intervention consist of?

What is applied behavior analysis?

What is applied behavior analysis?

What are the most effective treatments for autism?

What are the most effective treatments for autism?

How can parents determine which treatment options are best?

How can parents determine which treatment options are best?

If a child receives a diagnosis of autism, what should parents do?

If a child receives a diagnosis of autism, what should parents do?

Are there any checklists parents can fill out on their own?

Are there any checklists parents can fill out on their own?

What is involved in an autism screening?

What is involved in an autism screening?

Why don't pediatricians screen all toddlers for autism?

Why don't pediatricians screen all toddlers for autism?

At what point should parents take their child to be screened & where should they go?

At what point should parents take their child to be screened & where should they go?

Are there any physical symptoms or markers in autism?

Are there any physical symptoms or markers in autism?

If you are a first time parent, is it difficult to know what's different?

If you are a first time parent, is it difficult to know what's different?

What developmental milestones should parents usually notice?

What developmental milestones should parents usually notice?

How does an autistic child change as they grow?

How does an autistic child change as they grow?

How can families share with extended family members what autism means?

How can families share with extended family members what autism means?

How can extended family members support relatives with autistic children?

How can extended family members support relatives with autistic children?

What relationship is there between autism and IQ?

What relationship is there between autism and IQ?

How does educating a child with autism differ from educating other children?

How does educating a child with autism differ from educating other children?

Who pays for this treatment?

Who pays for this treatment?

How expensive is it to educate a child with ASD?

How expensive is it to educate a child with ASD?

How can parents determine what reinforces or discourages a behavior?

How can parents determine what reinforces or discourages a behavior?

What strategies are recommended when children are unable to talk?

What strategies are recommended when children are unable to talk?

Are there some children with autism who never learn to talk?

Are there some children with autism who never learn to talk?

Why do children with autism tantrum and what can parents do about it?

Why do children with autism tantrum and what can parents do about it?

Do young children resist such teaching, preferring to just play?

Do young children resist such teaching, preferring to just play?

What skills should be taught to children using ABA or behavioral interventions?

What skills should be taught to children using ABA or behavioral interventions?

Is there any harm in delaying an autism diagnosis?

Is there any harm in delaying an autism diagnosis?

Why do pediatricians sometimes delay diagnosis of autism?

Why do pediatricians sometimes delay diagnosis of autism?

With early diagnosis, is it possible that a child with autism may be cured?

With early diagnosis, is it possible that a child with autism may be cured?

Why is it important to get an autism diagnosis as early as possible?

Why is it important to get an autism diagnosis as early as possible?

What should parents do if they suspect their child has an autism spectrum disorder?

What should parents do if they suspect their child has an autism spectrum disorder?

What is Asperger's syndrome?

What is Asperger's syndrome?

What is PDD/NOS?

What is PDD/NOS?

What is the difference between autism and PDD/NOS?

What is the difference between autism and PDD/NOS?

At what age can children be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder?

At what age can children be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder?

How is autism diagnosed and is there a medical test?

How is autism diagnosed and is there a medical test?

What are some of the signs and symptoms to parents that their child may be autistic?

What are some of the signs and symptoms to parents that their child may be autistic?

When do parents begin to worry something might be wrong?

When do parents begin to worry something might be wrong?

Do individuals with autism live a normal lifespan?

Do individuals with autism live a normal lifespan?

Is there any evidence that autism can be linked to certain vaccinations?

Is there any evidence that autism can be linked to certain vaccinations?

Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

How many children nationwide are affected by autism?

How many children nationwide are affected by autism?

Has autism become more prevalent in recent years?

Has autism become more prevalent in recent years?

What causes autism?

What causes autism?

Do children with autism play differently?

Do children with autism play differently?

What are some examples of social skill deficits seen in autism?

What are some examples of social skill deficits seen in autism?

What are some of the behavioral characteristics of autism?

What are some of the behavioral characteristics of autism?

What are some examples of language difficulties with autism?

What are some examples of language difficulties with autism?

What are some characteristics of autism?

What are some characteristics of autism?

Do children with autism look different from other children?

Do children with autism look different from other children?

What is autism and how prevalent is it?

What is autism and how prevalent is it?

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism

Celiac Disease Risk Factors

Celiac Disease Risk Factors

Developing Therapies for Celiac Disease

Developing Therapies for Celiac Disease

Eating Out, Gluten Free

Eating Out, Gluten Free

Back To School Fitness Tips

Back To School Fitness Tips

Vaccination Schedule For Children

Vaccination Schedule For Children

Vaccination Risks And Rewards

Vaccination Risks And Rewards

Vaccinations For School

Vaccinations For School

The Importance Of Vaccinating Your Child

The Importance Of Vaccinating Your Child

Detect Allergies Early

Detect Allergies Early

How To Treat An Allergic Reaction

How To Treat An Allergic Reaction

How To Avoid An Allergic Reaction

How To Avoid An Allergic Reaction

Lower The Risk Of Having Allergies

Lower The Risk Of Having Allergies

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Peggy Halliday

Program Director for Outreach Services , Virginia Institute of Autism

http://www.viaschool.org  

(434) 923-8252

Peggy Halliday, M.Ed., BCBA, is a board certified behavior analyst who has specialized in autism education for the past twelve years. She is the Director of Outreach Services at the Virginia Institute of Autism (VIA) in Charlottesville, VA. VIA is a non-profit organization which provides a day school and other resources for families, educators, and other professionals seeking services, training or information about autism and evidence-based interventions. The Institute operates a year-round school for students ages 2-22, a 700-volume library, training workshops, internships for undergraduate and graduate students and teachers, and customized trainings for schools. Peggy supervises a wide range of outreach services, including development and supervision of comprehensive, home-based early intervention programs incorporating naturalistic, incidental, and structured teaching using the principles of applied behavior analysis; training for parents and home instructors; skills assessments, functional behavior assessments and intervention plans, and consultations in public school classrooms. She has presented trainings and workshops at state and national conferences.<!--Session data--><!--Session data--><!--Session data-->

Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

Autism expert Peggy Halliday discusses if gender or nationality are factors for developing autism.

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Host: Is gender or nationality a factor in developing autism?

Peggy Halliday: Gender is definitely a factor as autism is four times more likely to strike boys than girls. There are no socio-economic, racial, ethnic or national boundaries. Autism affects equally across all of these.