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Services for Autism - Arkansas

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

The Autism Society of America defines Autism as "a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person's ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a 'spectrum disorder' that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees."

Autism, once known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), is now an "umbrella" term for what are formally called Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).

*With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.

*This explanation is from the Autism Speaks website.

What are some common characteristics of ASD?

No two people with autism are exactly alike. But all people with ASDs have impaired communication and social skills, exhibit repetitive behaviors, and have narrow interests.

Some other possible characteristics can include:

  • Language delays
  • Gross and fine motor skill delays
  • Self-stimulating behaviors such as hand-flapping or rocking
  • Meltdowns (tantrums)
  • Echolalia (repeating expressions over and over again at inappropriate times)
  • Aversion to touch

What's the Plus with ABA Therapy?

Services for Children diagnosed with ASD

Pediatrics Plus believes in providing children and families the tools to remediate the core deficits of ASD. For children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pediatrics Plus provides different service options designed to accommodate each child’s individualized needs.

Options include:

  • ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) provided in the home through the Arkansas Autism Medicaid Waiver and EPSDT Programs and paired with occupational, speech, and/or physical therapy as needed.
  • ABA in the clinic utilizing our specialized natural-environment spaces and equipment through private insurance plans and paired with occupational, speech, and/or physical therapy as needed. 
  • ABA as part of our developmental preschool specialized ASD classrooms for children ages 18 months to 6 years.



His progress is immeasurable. Not only in the areas he receives therapy but also in the relationships he has formed.
- Brooke S.
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