Georgia Autism Center Explains the Problem with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Problems with ASD, Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders or Genetic Conditions
DIFFICULT ASD DIAGNOSIS
Because ASD varies widely in severity, making a diagnosis may be difficult, especially because there is not a specific medical test to determine the disorder. Instead, a variety of tests are utilized that may include cognitive, developmental, social, language, adaptive, and emotional/behavioral functioning.
Resources are available to parents, schools, medical professionals, and community members. Broad resources are easy to find, but it takes a tremendous amount of time to sort through each one to determine what steps to take on your child's path to treatment.
LACK OF CONTINUUM
Once you find the resources you need, it's a stop and go process - find a practitioner who can help with treatment, get an IEP, work with the school on programming, figure out what financial assistance is available. As your child moves into young adulthood and on to adulthood, what comes next? Who will be there to help as your child grows up?
Georgia Autism Center provides assessment, diagnosis, coordination of care, educational planning or assistance with the development of IEPs, and support for families of children with special needs.
Because the staff of Georgia Autism Center uses a team approach to caring for your child, they will work with you to design successful interventions and will consider your, or your child’s, unique medical, behavioral and educational needs. They will help connect you with treatment and support services in the community. Learn more about our Community Partners and download a comprehensive list of community resources.
Is your child already diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
Are you pregnant or planning to get pregnant and wondering what the risk of ASD will be in your baby?
The risk of an ASD in your newborn is increased when they have a first-degree relative diagnosed with autism. The Lurie Center is conducting a multicenter study to understand the many factors that contribute to the development of Autism Spectrum Disorders. A major aim of the study is to identify biomarker predictors (in the blood, stool, urine or saliva) of ASD in at-risk infants.
Newborns and infants who have a first-degree relative (sibling) with diagnosed ASD are eligible to participate. The study involves the collection of blood, stool, urine and saliva samples from your infant over a three-year period.
For more information, visit the GEMMA website or contact Sammy Devane at (617) 643-6918.
Genome, Environment, Microbiome and
Metabolome in Autism (GEMMA) Study
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Dr.Fox was able to look beyond my son autism and help him with counseling and later with testing. During this experience I found her [a} delightful person to work with who has a unique combination of professionalism, understanding, thoroughness, warmth, patience and, at the same time, is very personable. My son is 20 years old, but he has come a long way. He is able to work part-time, loves to attend social groups and is able to help me at home. I'm very grateful to have Dr.Fox working with us. I highly recommend her services.
My son has been a patient of Dr. Jaymie Fox for over five years. She has helped us tremendously through diagnosis and conquering developmental and growth challenges. Dr. Fox is a great listener, knowledgeable and resourceful. I am appreciative of the way she interacts with me and my son. She is thorough, insightful and very easy to communicate with. I would recommend Dr. Fox without reservation.
Jaymie Fox is a blessing to so many families. Raise Them High has worked closely with Jaymie for more than 10 years and we always receive amazing service and reports from Jaymie. Her reputation is outstanding and the good works she does for people and her community is above and beyond. Not only is she wonderful with her clients and their families, she is always professional, knowledgeable, and prompt. Jaymie Fox is an integral component to the special needs world!