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Frequently Asked Questions About Autism

Browse categories below to find answers to the most frequently asked questions on autism and ABA Therapy.
  • What do I do if my child has been diagnosed with autism?

    If your child has been diagnosed with autism then the best next step is to start the process to begin ABA therapy. At Centria Autism, we will work side-by-side with you and your insurance providers and physicians to verify insurance coverage, get insurance authorizations and have an assessment scheduled as quickly as possible.

  • What milestones should my child be reaching?

    Understanding what typical social, emotional and motor-skill development to look for in your child is important and knowing what to do next is critical in setting your child on a path toward success. Below are example developmental milestones children should be reaching:


    • Bears weight on legs with support
    • Sits with help
    • Babbles (says "mama," "baba," "dada")
    • Responds to own name
    • Transfers toys from one hand to the other


    • Crawls
    • Stands when supported
    • Searches for things that he or she sees you hide
    • Says single words like "mama" or "dada"
    • Points to things


    • Points with intent to show things to others
    • Knows what familiar things are used for
    • Copies others
    • Gains new words
    • Knows at least six words
    • Notices when a caregiver leaves or returns


    • Uses two-word phrases (for example, "drink milk")
    • Knows what to do with common things such as brushes, phones, forks and spoons
    • Copies actions and words
    • Follows simple instructions


    • Copies adults and friends
    • Takes turns playing games
    • Follows instructions with 2 or 3 steps
    • Says their own first name and age


    • Enjoys doing new things
    • Would rather play with other children than by themselves
    • Able to name some colors and numbers
    • Can tell you what they think will happen next in a book

    If your child is displaying any sign of developmental delays when comparing to their expected milestones, it's important to speak to your child's physician as a diagnostic test or screening for autism spectrum disorder may be necessary.

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