Autism rates continue to soar nationwide and New Jersey remains near the top of the list, with roughly 2 percent of children — or about 1 in 50 — diagnosed with the disorder, according to data the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (as published in NJ.com on March 29, 2012). Various experts now believe that autism is officially becoming an epidemic in the United States.
Each individual with autism is unique. At Rise & Shine Pediatrics, we partner with parents in developing a personalized care plan for your child’s ongoing developmental, behavioral and learning successes. We understand the need for continued services & support for our patients. We take time to thoroughly evaluate your child’s overall development, including his/her strengths & abilities, as well as challenges. Our relationship with our patients is family centered and we work together with you and your child to ensure your child’s long-term success.
When appropriate, we provide recommendations for various services like early intervention, special education programs, tutoring & family support services and therapies like speech, occupational and physical therapy. We will also help you understand how to access these services.
If we determine that your child could benefit from other medical specialties – such as neurology, psychiatry, psychology, counseling, developmental & behavioral pediatrics or genetics – we will refer you to experts in those fields and coordinate with them to provide comprehensive medical management.
At Rise & Shine Pediatrics, our mission is to help each child reach his/her full potential.