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Dr. Dawn M. Romano
Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Individuals with ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and Autism often suffer from being misunderstood, or from misunderstanding the intention of others. Body language, tone of voice, gestures, humor, sarcasm, and nuances may not be interpreted accurately. Consequences may include isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, teasing, and bullying.  Therapy sessions focus on quality of life issues, social skills training, empathy development, cognitive therapy, and family therapy.

Individual counseling sessions for children & adults with ADHD, Asperger's, Autism designed to teach the social skills necessary to:


  • Get along with others
  • Make and keep friends
  • Stay out of trouble in the classroom
  • Lve harmoniously at home
  • Improve communication between spouses
  • Avoid being the target of bullying
  • Improve relations at work




This list of Autism resources was discovered by the children that Kelly Graves works with at a local community center. Many thanks to Kelly and all the children who have helped to bring autism awareness and information to our community. 

This excellent  link was sent to me by Mrs. Michael's wonderful class.  
I want to personally thank them for working so hard and caring so much about Autism awareness.
Thank you so much and good luck with your project. 

Know the ADA, Arizona Office for Americans with Disabilities

Disabilities: Guide to Autism    

Other great links

Autism Asperger Digest - 

Signs and Symptoms -  

Dr. Jed Baker - Social Skills  - www.jedbaker.com/

Temple Grandin - www.templegrandin.com/templehome.html   

Tony Atwood - The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome -  

Autistic Spectrum Disorder - National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/autism/conditioninfo/Pages/default.aspx   

Non-Verbal Learning Disorder - http://www.nldontheweb.org/home.html 

Asperger's Syndrome vs. Nonverbal LD: The Same or Different? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JWh3lrscqE 




Dr. Dawn M. Romano, Ph.D., LPC-S, NCC
Northshore Counseling and Wellness
201 Holiday Blvd, Suite 120, Covington LA 70433