Project Title: Combating Autism in Red Hook with Early Intervention Programs
BASIS Advisor: Jo Goldfarb
Imagine not being able to interact and communicate with people or complete tasks that children your age are able to complete. With autism on the rise, many under-served neighborhoods unlike wealthier ones such as Park Slope continue to lack the necessary information needed to seek and get treatment. Red Hook is just one of the many under-served communities lacking in needed resources. The critical window to receive therapy for autism treatment is between the ages of 2 to 5. Lacking the awareness to get those treatments harms a child’s chances at significantly improving. This project will work to bring awareness to the available resources and help to make certain therapies more available. This will hopefully give many children access to treatments and therapies that they deserve.
Hello, and welcome to the first of many blogs. Roughly two years ago, my then two year old cousin was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Luckily his family was quickly able to get him the various early intervention therapies offered. Over the past two years, I spent a significant amount of time with him teaching […]