“Autistic people are individuals. We are not all math geniuses, we don’t all like trains. I am hopeless with technology and much prefer painting. There is no ‘typical Autistic.’ But I think we probably all like being respected and validated.” – Jeanette Purkis
What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?
ASD and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Appearing to have its roots in very early brain development, the most obvious signs of autism and symptoms of autism tend to emerge between 2 and 3 years of age.
According to the current autism rates that was released on April 2018 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 out of 59 American children have ASD. Studies also show that autism is 4 to 5 times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.
What We Can Do
At Samatrem Group, we strive to provide high-quality services designed to meet the needs of autistic children, young adults, and their families. Depending on each situation, we can offer the following service options:
- Intensive Individual Support
- Therapeutic Integration
- Respite Care and Support
- Family Consultation and Support
Each service can be adapted to your individual needs. We don’t follow a “one-service-for-all” approach, instead, we take the time to learn your needs and provide services that can best address them.
Maryland Autism Waiver Program
Maryland’s Home and Community Based Services Waiver for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder allows eligible children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to receive specific waiver services and certain Medicaid services to support them in their homes and communities. For more information, please visit: https://mmcp.dhmh.maryland.gov/waiverprograms.
Maryland Low-Intensity Support Services Program
The Low-Intensity Support Services (LISS) program grants eligible applicants up to $2000 for identified services and items to support identified needs. The DDA distributes LISS funding twice during the fiscal year (July 1 – June 30), in two rounds. For more information, please visit: http://dda.dhmh.maryland.gov.
Talk to a Professional Today
If you need more information, please contact us at +1-301-595-5450 or Set An Appointment for a free consultation today.