With the incidence of autism on the rise nationally, many parents find themselves asking what should they be on the lookout for and when should they seek out the assistance of their pediatrician or other specialists in the area.
In early October 2021, Laura Bleill of Chambanamoms.com interviewed Dr. Erica Wiebe of Carle. The developmental pediatrician at Carle in Urbana provides information to many commonly asked questions from parents regarding autism including:
What is autism?
What are characteristics of autism that parents or caregivers should look out for?
What does a developmental pediatrician do? When should parents seek out support from a developmental pediatrician?
What services and supports are available to help meet a family’s needs?
Dr. Wiebe also talks about communicating with team members, school supports, and linking families to support groups within the community. Developmental pediatrics is located at Carle on Curtis. Dr. Wiebe is joined in practice with Dr. Charles Morton, and Dr. Prudence Hartwell. Heather Ruthstrom, MSN, FNP-BC is also a practitioner in the department.
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