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What is Autism? Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder

According to Autism Speaks “autism, or autism spectrum disorder, refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behavior, speech and nonverbal communication, as well as by unique strengths and differences.”
Each type of Autism Spectrum Disorder will bring about its own challenges and differences, as no two individuals with this disorder are the same. Autism is most obvious in children from the ages of 2 to 3 years of age, with 18 months old being the earliest that Autism can truly be detected and diagnosed.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder include behavior, speech, language and social actions that may seem out of the norm. These signs and symptoms will range and vary depending on the individual’s case of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as no two people are the same and there are several different types of Autism. Signs and symptoms may include inappropriate behavior, inability to interact socially, repetitive language or actions or the inability to speak properly. Signs and symptoms may present themselves early on in an individual’s life, specifically during the formative years of their childhood. However, signs and symptoms of Autism can present itself through out a person’s life and can become more apparent during their later years from 6-18 years of age.

If you believe that you or your loved one is experiencing signs and symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder, it is important to seek out professional medical advice. Autism should be diagnosed by a medical professional, as this is a serious diagnosis.

Life After an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

After an Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis, it is common to feel as though your life has been turned upside down. There are a lot of moving parts during an Autism diagnosis and you may be left to feel alone and scared about the future. It is important to know that you are not alone. Whether you were diagnosed yourself or your loved one was recently diagnosed, it is important to honor your feelings about this recent diagnosis. Seeking out resources for you and your family can be a great way to work through these emotions and recent life events.

It is imperative to know that life after an Autism diagnosis can be a happy, healthy and fulfilled life. With the help of early intervention and therapy an individual diagnosed with Autism can live a very full life. Although there will be some differences between their life and an individual that does not have Autism, they will start to have their new normal! This may be an adjustment at first, but eventually it will start to feel as though this was how your life was meant to be.

Managing autism may be a family effort, by giving the individual with Autism a healthy environment that will foster a joyful life and attitude. Managing Autism could be through therapy and special programs both in and out of school. Managing Autism successfully can also be giving them a chance to be an individual that flourishes in society, rather than suppressing them based on their diagnosis. Sensory friendly activities can allow the individual with Autism to feel that they are living a full life, despite their disability. Simple activities that they enjoy, such as going for walks or playing fun games, will not only bring them joy but will stimulate their mind in a healthy and productive way!

It is important to know that an individual with Autism Spectrum Disorder can live a very happy life, filled with relationships and friendships that will last a lifetime! Befriending someone with Autism may not be easy, but it is certainly something that will be rewarding in the end. People with Autism are often misunderstood and can be some of the kindest and most gentle human beings at heart. We encourage you to take the time to understand the individual that is on the Autism spectrum and get to know their personality. When you work through their exterior and the challenges they face, you will have a bond that will last a lifetime!

 

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Reviewer: Patricia
Patricia 2020-09-18 via Google
I like working for 24hr home care because they allow me to have a flexible schedule and I can take advantage of how far away from home I'd like to travel for work.
Reviewer: Liliana D
Liliana D 2020-09-18 via Google
Improving getting better and better really listen to our voice send us a recognition letter congratulating us as frontline workers, send us a little gift for our performance, send us an gift certificate from amazon for school supplies pack of $30 dollars for our children looking forward for more improvements feels good to be recognize as a great frontline worker helps us get more motivated afterall thats going on. Ive never got anything or a congratulations from them ever its the first time in the 3 years ive work with them and today they call me to say happy bday i feel special. Thank you 24hr homecare
Reviewer: Tatyana
Tatyana 2020-09-18 via Google
Pros: It’s nice working here. With this agency, you have a very flexible schedule. There are a lot of 4-5 hour shifts, although they do offer overnight shifts as well from 8 hours, maybe 12. You can qualify for employee benefits after 1 year of working here. They have “emergency rate” wages as well, these are last minute shifts that can raise from $1-5 an hour; if they hired you at $14hr and they give you an (e-rate) emergency rate then it’ll probably be from $15, $16, $17+ depending on the case. Traveling is required and they did have a virtual interview with me. They have employees working 24 hours if you decide to call them. They use the CC-Go app to clock in and clock out. They also give you a link to a corporate perks website that will give you discounts on phones, plane tickets, hotels ect. Cons: Communication with the office/managers can be difficult at times because when you call, anyone/random person can answer. My personal recommendation as a company request for employee(s): Sending each caregiver a “care package” in a ziplock bag with gloves, masks, hand sanitizer, ect. in case a facility or client doesn’t have the supplies needed. Having these “care packages” would help the company prevent any further sicknesses when dealing with urination and bowel movements if anything were to happen.
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Highly recommend!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great, award-winning company!
Reviewer: Samantha
Samantha 2020-09-13 via Google
Great company! Highly recommend.
Reviewer: CAROL
CAROL 2020-08-01 via Google
I LOVE BEING ON CALL THRU THE WEEK MAKE MORE MONEY, WORK WHEN YOU WANT. LOVE LOVE LOVE 24 HR AND ALL THE STAFFERS THERE THE BEST.
Reviewer: Laura
Laura 2020-06-12 via Google
Our care givers are loving, friendly and devoted. They are family! Thank you for being here for us.
Reviewer: Richard
Richard 2020-06-09 via Google
Our Care-giver Mudrakat is a blessing for us, with a big heart, and a very professional approach and skills - she will go far...
Reviewer: Raul
Raul 2020-05-28 via Google
Great place to work for!

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The success of our clients and company is entirely dependent on the quality of our caregivers. We make certain to find and provide our senior clients with the industry's best caretakers so that they have a positive in-home care experience. We submit all of our caregivers through nationwide background checks, assessment tests, and verify multiple references. All of our caregivers are required to be compassionate, reliable, experienced, and above all else, TRUSTWORTHY. We understand that you are entrusting your loved one's home and well-being with our company, and we take that very seriously.

24 Hour Home Care® is committed to improving the lives of our senior clients. By assisting seniors with their daily living activities, we are able to keep them at home where they are comfortable and allow them to thrive during this chapter of their lives. Not only do we strive to exceed customer satisfaction, but we strive to exceed employee satisfaction. We want all of our caregivers to be proud and happy to work for 24 Hour Home Care® so that they will provide the best senior home care possible!

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