Tag Archive: autism

Autism used to be considered rare, but today approximately one in 60 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. What’s causing the increase and what does it mean for kids and families? Autism and related conditions are in the public eye more than ever before. Celebrities are sharing their personal journeys with autism or Asperger syndrome, which is now grouped into the encompassing diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Meanwhile... View Article

Jun 29 2018

Our latest addition to the Kids Come First Files blog series tells the story of a thankful mom and dad from Chesterfield, Virginia. Read more about how one call to the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center at Virginia Treatment Center for Children and a connection with a family navigator helped them turn heartbreak into hope.    Dear VTCC executive director, The Children’s Mental Health Resource Center at Virginia Treatment Center for Children... View Article

Jun 7 2018

At the Child Development Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, children walk into the office of Chitra Pidaparti, Ph.D., greeted by an array of games and toys. Dr. Pidaparti observes children as they play, watching for important social, communicational and developmental cues. She looks to see if the child shows her their favorite toy, talks about the games or switches attention to another toy after a period of... View Article

Apr 26 2013