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Author Archives: Dr. John Carosso

Dr. Carosso’s experience in the mental health field dates back to over twenty-five years in a number of capacities including as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and School Psychologist. He has worked in private, school-based, inpatient, residential, and in-home settings. His specialization is in the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of children and teenagers and, in that regard, he has conducted literally tens of thousands of evaluations with children, and families, of all walks of life.

Costs for Autism Care Soaring

Overall, healthcare costs are on the rise; however the increase in some areas are front-runners. According to a new study. One of the front-runners is care for autism spectrum disorder. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have reported that they have calculated for the first time the total costs of caring for individuals with autism spectrum disorder in the US today and 10 years in the future. They published their findings online on July 28 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Read More…

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Documenting Key Information About Your Disabled Child

As parents, we forget that so much of the information about our children rests in our heads and not on paper. It is very important to document information about your disabled child. This can be done with a special needs planning document called a Letter of Intent. Read More…

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Autism: From Behavior to Biology

Autism is estimated to affect one in 68 children in the United States — almost 2% of our population. Autism is usually a lifelong disorder that starts in early childhood and continues into adult life. It affects the whole family, caretakers, the educational and medical systems, and the community at large. Autism is diagnosed by the behavioral abnormalities that define it, including difficulties in communicating, socializing, and restricted and/or repetitive interests. However, it has become increasingly recognized that many with autism have major medical conditions such as gastrointestinal disorders, altered metabolism and immune system function, food intolerances, allergic disease, anxiety, and seizures. Despite these insights, we still have few treatments and few clues as to its causes. This situation is changing, however, and the future looks bright because of new discoveries. As previous blogs in the Huffington Post suggest, we may be on the verge of a paradigm shift in ...

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Here’s the latest on a new autism screening device.

Here’s the latest on a new autism screening device. At the Autism Center of Pittsburgh, we specialize in early diagnosis and treatment. If you’re worrying about your child, call today for appointment. Read More…

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Biker Run Fundraiser

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