The Faces of Autism/Sophia H

The Faces of Autism: Meet Sophia H.

Meet Sophia a sweet 3 year old girl diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Sophia was diagnosed with Autism at 22 months old.  Her parents had noted that her speech regressed, she had many meltdowns and she was biting and hitting.  Sophia also had repetitive movements.

Sophia is very empathetic and protective.  She can be very cuddly, when she wants of course.  Sophia is trying to learn how to communicate her emotions appropriately.  She is also learning to not bite and is in Speech Therapy.

If you suspect your child may have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, there are great supports in the community.  One of my favorites is BisMan Autism Families on Facebook.  

Some studies have shown that 1 in 4 people diagnosed with Autism show agressive behavior. You can read a little about it HERE and HERE

Please feel free to share Sophia's story to help spread Autism Awareness and Acceptance.