Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by deficits in social communication and restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors.  Children with ASD often have difficulty responding in socially reciprocal ways, struggle to understand nonverbal communication, and find it difficult to start and maintain relationships.  They may display repetitive motor movements, ritualized behavior, fixated interests, and strong reactions to sensory stimuli.  ASD can range in severity and may be accompanied by intellectual impairment.  Asperger’s Syndrome was a previous diagnosis given to high-functioning children and is now included under the ASD diagnosis.
The earlier ASD is diagnosed, the earlier treatment can begin.  Especially for non-verbal children, early intervention is crucial.  Dendrinos Psychology provides testing, intervention, and school consultation for children with ASD.  If would like more information please call us at 612-470-4099 or email us at
Autism Speaks
Mayo Clinic
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke