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Autism Specialist

Kalpana Kumari, MD, FAAP -  - Pediatric Care

Rise & Shine Pediatrics

Kalpana Kumari, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Care located in South Plainfield, NJ

New Jersey has the highest autism rate in the United States, with nearly 3% of children in the state diagnosed with the condition. If your child has an autism spectrum disorder, Kalpana Kumari, MD, FAAP, and the Rise & Shine Pediatrics team near Edison and Woodbridge can cater to their unique needs with personalized care plans and attentive and understanding service. Rise & Shine Pediatrics has two convenient locations in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Call the office nearest you or use online booking anytime for autism support.

Autism Q & A

What is an autism spectrum disorder care plan?

The Rise & Shine Pediatrics team treats every young patient like the truly special child they are. There's no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" care plan for autism spectrum disorders because every child has different needs, challenges, and abilities.

The Rise & Shine Pediatrics doctors work with you and your child to develop a customized care plan based on their development, behavior, and learning methods. The care plan for autism spectrum disorders is flexible so your child's pediatrician can make adjustments based on their changes and growth.

Autism care plans focus on the family, too. The Rise & Shine Pediatrics team understands that autism spectrum disorders affect the whole family, so they help with effective tools and coping mechanisms for you as a parent, other family members, and others close to your child.

What are the options for autism spectrum disorder care?

There is an extremely wide range of approaches to autism spectrum disorder care. Some of these options include:

  • Behavioral therapy
  • Dietary changes
  • Medication
  • Alternative medicine or holistic medicine

When designing your child's autism spectrum disorder care plan, your pediatrician explains which options may be most effective for your child, but that doesn't limit your options. Your thoughts and opinions matter. After all, you know your child better than anyone and your pediatrician takes that into account when designing an optimal care plan.

What if my child needs additional autism services or specialty care?

Many children with autism spectrum disorder may need additional services and specialty care, and your Rise & Shine Pediatrics doctor can help. They can recommend the best early intervention, special education, tutoring, occupational therapy, and physical therapy providers to ensure you and your child receive the assistance you need.

If your child needs help from a specialist like a neurologist or psychiatrist, your Rise & Shine Pediatrics provider will refer you to a trusted local expert and then coordinate care.

Autism spectrum disorder requires an experienced, compassionate, and proactive care provider. Use the online scheduler or call the Rise & Shine Pediatrics location closest to you to book your child’s appointment now.