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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD. And even though ASD can be diagnosed by age 2, many children aren't diagnosed until after age 4.

One thing children with ASD have in common is that their disorder can be treated by a range of therapists who have individual specialties but overlapping goals.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christine Baksi talks about her 4-year-old son Sam, who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2, and is currently benefitting from a wide range of therapies.  Also part of the discussion is Sam's physical therapist Lori Glumac, PT, DSc, PCS, who is a member of a collaborative care team that helps children with ASD develop both physically and socially.

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Christine Baksi

Christine Baksi is mother to 4-year old Sam Baksi, who was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder at the age of 2. Ever since, she and her husband have been advocates for Sam, and deeply involved in coordinating numerous complementary therapies in a variety of settings to help promote his physical and social development.  The Baksi family is committed to providing Sam with every opportunity to participate in the activities that all kids his age do.

Lori Glumac

Lori Glumac, PT, DSc, PCS, C/NDT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in pediatric physical therapy with 24 years of experience as a physical therapist for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit (CAIU) in Enola, Pennsylvania. She currently works with children ages 3 – 5 years. She is currently the secretary of the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) Section on Pediatrics and chair of the Section's School-Based Special Interest Group's Subcommittee on Intervention for Students with Autism.

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