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New Britain, CT: Hospital offers autism resources for kids and families

Apr 19, 2023, WRNH, New Haven: The Autism Center at Hospital for Special Care: Resources for Children and the Whole Family

New Britain, Conn April is Autism Acceptance Month, and according to the CDC, nearly one in every 36 children will be diagnosed on the autism spectrum. CT Style Host Natasha Lubczenko recently met with autism experts from the Hospital for Special Care (HSC) in New Britain: Lynn Ricci, President and CEO, and Dr. Hassan Minhas, Chief of Autism Services, who came to discuss the therapeutic programs and services they have available at the hospital….

… “Autism is not really a condition that impacts one child. It’s a condition that impacts not only the family, and back to school, but society in general.” He adds, “And so when we talk about the prevalence of autism,…is one in 36, we have to really consider the huge impact it’s having on society.”

Lynn Ricci tells our viewers about the resources at Hospital for Special Care. She says, “We really offer a wide continuum of services, everything from diagnosis to treatment, and an inpatient autism unit for the most severely impacted children and their families. We offer a partial hospital program, and we offer really, just a safety net of resources to support, … not only the children who are affected, but their families, and to work with the community to best serve them.”…

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