Understanding the Autism Spectrum and More with Dr. Shirin Alonzo

An in-depth exploration into autism’s many faces and features, this video is jam-packed with easy-to-understand clinical information discussed by Dr. Shirin Alonzo, an internist, pediatrician, with a specialty in neurodevelopmental conditions, Dr. Alonzo answers common questions about autism for those new to autism’s characteristics, impacts, and common misconceptions.

  • What is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders?
  • At what age is the onset of autism?
  • How is autism diagnosed?
  • Can autism symptoms change over time?
  • Can you outgrow autism?
  • How does autism affect you as a child?
  • What causes autism?
  • What are some common misconceptions about autism?
  • Can diet affect symptoms of autism?
  • Is autism a mental illness?
  • What is the treatment for autism?
  • If you are autistic, how can you be your own advocate?
  • If your child is autistic, how can you be your own advocate?
  • How vocal should you be with your employers, teachers, and more?
  • Do autistic children need a special education program?
  • At what age can you get an individual special education plan (IEP)?
  • What is Autism? What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
  • What are the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders?
  • At what age is the onset of autism?
  • How is autism diagnosed?
  • Can autism symptoms change over time?
  • Can you outgrow autism?
  • How does autism affect you as a child?
  • What causes autism?
  • What are some common misconceptions about autism?
  • Can diet affect symptoms of autism?
  • Is autism a mental illness?
  • What is the treatment for autism?
  • If you are autistic, how can you be your own advocate?
  • If your child is autistic, how can you be your own advocate?
  • How vocal should you be with your employers, teachers, and more?
  • Do autistic children need a special education program?
  • At what age can you get an individual special education plan (IEP)?

Learn more at the Scripps website.

Understanding the Autism Spectrum and More with Dr. Shirin Alonzo / San Diego Health by Scripps Health, San Diego
Initial Release Date: July 17, 2020
Source: YouTube

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