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Autism Certified Care Options at Lee Health

BIG NEWS at Lee Health's Golisano Children's Hospital

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Lee Health Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

Lee Health's Golisano Children's Hospital is proud to be certified as an Autism-friendly hospital. Through the continued support and dedication of our staff we offer appropriate accommodations and support for patients and families managing Autism Spectrum Disorder while seeking medical care.

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Why Choose Lee Health's Golisano Children's Hospital

Lee Health's Golisano Children's Hospital is dedicated to providing supportive and compassionate care to each of our patients. Our care providers offer programs and resources aimed at addressing autism spectrum disorder such as:

  • Comprehensive ASD Treatment
  • Specialized ASD Research Programs
  • Resources for Parents with Younger ASD Patients
  • Detailed Medication Management
  • Evidence-Based Treatments
  • Support Groups & Events

Compassionate Care for Your Child's Unique Needs

Golisano is on the cutting edge of innovation and access to ensure quality care for every patient in our hospital or facilities.

  • Golisano Children's Hospital is the 1st hospital in Florida to be fully certified, with over 80% of the staff comprehensively and highly trained to provide excellence in care quality. 
  • Six dedicated sensory rooms friendly across inpatient and outpatient services designed to provide comfort and support for patients with sensory disorders like autism, ADHD, and more.  
  • 1st dedicated sensory friendly and autistic certified pediatric ambulance in the country providing safety and vital transport for special members of the community. 
  • Dedicated program called SEA STAR that serves as a comprehensive resource for the community including Autism Navigators, First 100 Day Toolkits, early screenings, community task forces, and more. 

Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that approximately 1 in 36 children in the United States are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This figure has shown a consistent increase over the past few decades, likely attributed to heightened awareness of ASD and advancements in diagnostic methods.

ASD can manifest in children through:

  • Challenges in engaging in reciprocal social communication and interactions.
  • Demonstrating limited and repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.

Severe ASD may be detected in children as early as 12 to 18 months of age, while milder forms of ASD may not exhibit significant symptoms until the early teenage years, typically during middle school.

If you suspect your child is displaying ASD symptoms contact our team to get your child the care they deserve.

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    Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that is commonly diagnosed in children. Learn more here about signs and symptoms of ASD and how to help your child.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Support & Resources

Lee Health is committed to ensuring access to quality care for every patient along with appropriate accommodations and support for their unique needs. Click a link below to learn more about our autism navigator program and other resources related to ASD.

Behavioral Disorders in Children

Every child deserves compassionate, individualized care, regardless of their unique behavioral needs. Understanding your child's unique behavioral needs to get the right support is the first step in supporting your child through their whole life.

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    Behavioral Disorders

    All children go through emotional ups and downs. Behavioral disorders involve a pattern of disruptive behaviors. Learn more here and determine whether your child needs to be seen by a Lee Health pediatric behavioral health specialist. 

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