Autism

  • For every 4 kids diagnosed with Autism, 3 are boys and 1 is a girl

  • In Cancun underprivileged children can´t get specialized assistance

  • We work with all their senses looking for stopping their hypersensitivity

What is Autism?

Autism or (ASD) Autism Spectrum Disorder: Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder that presents divers difficulties in verbal and nonverbal communication, alterations in reciprocal social interaction, mental flexibility and a very restricted repertoire of activities, interests and repetitive behavioral patterns.
The origin from such disorder is unknown; however, it is believed that it is associated with biochemical, genetic or environmental aspects.

Autism deserves specialized therapeutic care aimed for the person to achieve self-sufficiency on a daily basis. It is worthy to mention that the behavioral patterns tend to change with maturity, nevertheless we can announce as general characteristics the following:

  • The Autism signs and symptoms on babies and little kids

    If Autism is detected at an early age, therapeutic intervention benefits the individual considerably since it is at a crucial stage to be able to develop their skills to the maximum and achieve with it the greatest possible independence. Autism is difficult to diagnose before 18-24 months; nonetheless, there are warning signs that are taken into account to perform an early diagnosis.

    The first alarming signs are:
    • Spoke; nevertheless, among the 18-24 months stopped.
    • Does not seem to listen when you talk to him by his name.
    • Does repetitive movements
    • Sensory alterations.
    • Holds adult hand and leads him to what he wants without making eye contact.
    • Does not imitate movements or facial expressions.
    • Their games can be repetitive and there is lack of imagination.
    • Does not present social smile.

  • Señales en Niños Mayores

    Behaviors in children over 3 years can be:
    • There are many caveat signs that go around social abilities, speech and language difficulties, verbal communication and inflexible thinking.

    The behaviors in social areas can be:
    • There is no interest in socializing, only towards the topic of his choice.
    • Doesn’t know how to bond with others, play or make friends
    • Seems not to be listening when is called by his name

    The behaviors in communication areas may include:
    • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder have communication difficulty since they not use the language as a communication mean; in other cases they are slow to acquire the language.
    • Some children when they speak, do so in a flat tone, without showing intonation or voice changes.
    • Repeating words or phrases over and over
    • They talk about themselves in third person
    • They have difficulties communicating needs or wishes
    • Shows difficulty to understand complex instructions. Takes what has been said very literally —does not understand jokes, witticisms, sarcasm, and tone of voice inflections.
    • They have difficulty to understand nonverbal communication, i.e., gestures and facial expressions.

    Behaviors in sensory integration area can be:
    • Avoids eye contact.
    • Doesn’t understand facial expressions, tone of voice or gestures form other people.
    • Overreactions to odors, textures and sounds. They could be especially sensitive to loud noises.
    • They can walk on their tiptoes, flapping hands, spinning upon themselves, presenting tremors. Run from one side to another, go up and down in escalators both for long periods of time. It seems that they tolerate more pain than other children.

    The behaviors in the thinking processes area can be.
    • Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often are inflexible to change or obsessive in their interests.
    • Follows a rigid routine—like insisting in taking the same route to go to school
    • They have difficulty changing from one activity to another or adapting to a new environment
    • They tend to become obsessed with the minutiae of their toys (e.g.: wheels, dolls’ hair, etc.)


A good diagnosis can be built from the clinical history and observation made by a psychologist or psycho-pedagogue specialized in Autism.


Our care Methodology

Our care methodology for people with Autism (ASD) and autistic behaviors, has been created by professionals of “Jorge Alann Foundation” under the advice of specialists from the Investigation and Educational Services Centre CISEE, UNAM.


It’s scientifically sustained, considering the care needs for people with Autism, adjusted in a Humanistic and co-responsibility focus. They have programs and actions aimed to improve their quality of life, recognizing their potential and self-developmental capability at all times.

  • Mission and Vision

    MISSION.
    To give holistic specialized care for the diagnosis and treatment of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and people with autistic behaviors, considering their personal situation, family and social setting.

    VISION.
    Keep “Jorge Alann Foundation” at the forefront of ASD Child care, standing out by offering a quality service.

  • Service Philosophy

    To render quality in a service with humanistic sense, reflected in:

    I. Giving a warm empathetic treatment to people with Autism or autistic behaviors, and their families.
    Assist users, their families and the community felt and perceived needs. Considering there’s a mutual learning.

    II. Respecting their individuality and rights to allow every person with Autism and autistic behaviors to perform as oneself with own yearnings, needs and interests.
    Co-working with the user getting consciousness of his interests.
    Favor and respect the individuality of each person with Autism and autistic behaviors.
    Propelling people with Autism and autistic behaviors self-development respecting their autonomy

    III. Community relationship
    Recognizing the existing lack of information about SDA in our community and institutions to achieve an empathetic approach toward people with Autism and autistic behaviors.
    Create awareness in the community about ASD to favor the social inclusion of a person with Autism and autistic behaviors.
    Covering the professional and institutional expectations on the assistance of people with Autism and autistic behaviors.

  • Goals

    GENERAL GOALS

    To give specialized care for ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder and autistic behaviors detection and treatment under a humanistic and co-responsibility focus promoting the respect and individuality of people with Autism aiming to improve their life quality and social inclusion.

    SPECIFIC GOALS
    People with Autism and autistic behaviors care.
    Giving holistic quality and specialized care to people with Autism and autistic behaviors for them to achieve self-development within their capabilities, being independent.

    Working with Parents.
    To give children with Autism and autistic behaviors and their parents emotional and therapeutic support tools backing the acceptance of child’s diagnosis, as well as self-assurance recognizing self-developmental capabilities.

    Working with the Community (Awareness)
    Community awareness about people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and autistic behaviors assistance needs promoting their social inclusion.