Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April is Autism Awareness Month

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism, but increased awareness and early diagnosis/intervention and access to appropriate services and support can  lead to significantly improved outcomes. Some of the behaviors associated with autism include delayed learning of language; difficulty making eye contact or holding a conversation; difficulty with executive functioning, which relates to reasoning and planning; narrow, intense interests; poor motor skills and sensory sensitivities. A person on the spectrum might have many of these behaviors or just a few.

Live and Learn Compounding  Pharmacy is a leading specialist in the compounding for the needs of these sensitive patients. We can custom compound prescriptions that are free of yeast, gluten, wheat, casein, artificial dye or sugar and into easy to administer dosage forms like capsules, suppositories, transdermal creams, lozenges and suspensions. We specialize in making medications tasty and patient-friendly, which can be challenging in these patients, so we pride ourselves in working with parents and physicians to “think outside the box” and find unique solutions for each patient's unique needs.

To learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorders, visit Autism Speaks   or The Autism Society.