Finding the right autistic daycare can be quite a task. Caring for the specialized needs of children with autism is not a responsibility for the retiree down the street or the teen looking for a summer job. Daycare providers must have working knowledge the disorder and they need to be experienced in handling its symptoms in order to deliver the social, behavioral, educational, and emotional support that is mission critical for many children with autism to thrive.
Neurodevelopmental disorders encompass a wide range of motor dysfunction that affects a person’s ability to moveand maintain balance and posture. While Cerebral Palsy is the most common motor disability in childhood (affecting 1 in 323 children), there are many other prevalent motor impairments due to autism, down syndrome, and other physical problems connected to an array of neurological conditions. The Individuals with Disabilities
Smith-Magenis syndrome (SMS) is a distinct and clinically recognizable genetic disorder characterized by a specific pattern of physical, behavioral, and developmental features. SMS, which was first described in the early 1980’s by Ann C.M. Smith, MA (a genetic counselor) and Ellen Magenis, MD (a cytogeneticist), is the result of a deletion of chromosome 17 (17p11.2).