Breaking the Stigma with Dr. Michelle Hintz

In a recent episode of the Breaking the Stigma Podcast, host Dennisse Diaz sits down with licensed psychologist Michelle Hintz to discuss the critical importance of timely autism diagnosis. With over 25 years of clinical experience, including expertise in autism evaluations, Hintz sheds light on the significance of early identification and its profound impact on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

During the dynamic conversation, Hintz emphasizes the pivotal role that timely diagnosis plays in providing essential support and intervention for individuals with autism. She highlights the benefits of early detection in facilitating access to specialized services and resources tailored to meet the unique needs of individuals on the spectrum.

Moreover, Hintz and Diaz delve into the pervasive bias surrounding autism diagnosis, challenging misconceptions and stereotypes that often hinder timely identification. Through insightful dialogue, they explore strategies to overcome barriers to diagnosis, promoting greater awareness and understanding within the community.

As the founder of the Cadenza Center for Psychotherapy & the Arts, Hintz is deeply committed to serving the Miami Dade and Broward communities by providing comprehensive autism evaluations and holistic support services. Her passion for advocacy and empowerment underscores the urgent need for proactive approaches to diagnosis and intervention.

Listen to the full episode below!


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