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Autism and Corona Virus


19 Mar 2023

How so many families noticed symptoms they didn't before the virus

During the coronavirus crisis, many families who have children were finding that their child was struggling to adjust to a new routine. Then came the return to school, isolate, return to school, go to your bubble, isolate, return to school rythm that was taking over everyone’s everyday.

More signs and symptoms have been emerging due to these frequent and inconvenient changes.

Anxiety was emerging, distress, not wanting to go to school, being subdued in activities that were seen as passionate hobbies that now seem excessive, enjoying being alone, noticing that your child doesn’t make as much eye contact, limited facial expressions, not inviting friends over or showing much interest in other people.These are just a few of the symptoms we here from concerned parents on our enquiries number before they schedule an autism assessment. They notice more and more signs and symptoms that have been highlighted because of the global pandemic that we have faced.

Many of the parents that we speak to and also adults are finding that as they reflect on there early years, there’s more and more evidence to support this diagnosis.

the global pandemic of Covid 19 has made such a drastic change to everyone’s ‘daily routine’ that they have had to do some research.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability. It typically develops in early childhood and can impact an individuals social and communication and relationship.

While there is currently no known single cause of autism, early diagnosis helps a person receive the support and services that they need, which can lead to a quality life filled with opportunity.