FAQ from the Autism Source Information and Referral Center: Investigating Treatments
November 29, 2012
By Autism Society
You should investigate various treatment approaches and gather information concerning various options before proceeding with treatment.
You will encounter numerous accounts from others about successes and failures with many different approaches. You will also discover that professionals differ in their theories of what they feel is the most successful treatment for individuals on the autism spectrum. It can be frustrating! But you will learn to sift through the information and make rational, educated decisions on what is appropriate for your individual situation. Trust your instincts as you explore various options.
Here are a few of the things to consider as you evaluate treatment options:
-- Has the treatment been validated scientifically?
-- Has the treatment resulted in harm/negative side effects to any individual?
-- How will failure of the treatment affect the individual and their family?
-- Are there assessment procedures specified?
-- How will the treatment be integrated into current programming or treatment? Do not become so infatuated with a given treatment that functional curriculum, vocational life and social skills are ignored.
April 10, 2013
The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
April 5, 2013
Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
April 3, 2013
Monarch Teaching Technologies, the makers of VizZle®, web-based educational software for visual learners with autism, will give one-year of free VizZle to every new (or renewing) Champion Member during April.
April 2, 2013
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April 2, 2013
Today, throughout the world, individuals will come together highlighting the needs and dreams of people living with autism.