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"Evidence shows that early intervention results in dramatically positive outcomes for young children with Autism"

 

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Early diagnosis can be the key to a brighter future for a child with autism. The earlier a child

is diagnosed, the sooner he or she can benefit from the intervention programs available.

Diagnosing a childís learning process at an early age not only helps the child develop, but also

can be a comfort for the parents. Early diagnosis gives parents the opportunity to grow with

their child and lets them realize that they are not alone; there are many other families in similar

situations.

 

 

Approach any new treatment with hopeful skepticism. Remember the goal of any treatment should be to help the person with autism become a fully functioning member of society

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Intensive, appropriate early intervention greatly improves the outcome for most young children with autism. Most programs will build on the interests of the child in a highly structured schedule of constructive activities. Visual aids are often helpful.

Treatment is most successful when geared toward the individualís particular needs. An experienced specialist or team should design the individualized program. A variety of effective therapies are available, including auditory integration training, applied behavior analysis, medications, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, sensory integration, speech/language therapy, and vision therapy.

One very successful educational program is called the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH).

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Vitamin Therapy

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Autism Research Institute

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Vitamins formulated for Autism - Kirkman Labs

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TEACCH

Auditory Integration Therapy

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What is Auditory Integration?
http://www.auditoryintegration.net/
 

Music Therapy

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Good Article about Music Therapy
http://www.autism.org/music.html

Sensory Integration Therapy

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About Sensory Integration
http://www.latitudes.org/vol_01/sensory_integration.html

Facilitated Communication

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http://www.apa.org/journals/jacobson.html

Applied Behavior Analysis - 

bulletAn Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis  
bulletDescription of discrete trial teaching  
bulletIntroduction to ABA  
bullet Applied Behavior Analysis: What Is It?  
bulletWisconsin Early Autism Project
bulletDigital Vista, Inc. has partnered with  Eden II Programs to create and develop the first interactive- ABA course on CD-ROM for teaching educators and parents how to effectively educate children with autism.
http://www.d-vista.com/autism/

 

 

 

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DON'T MOURN FOR US

You didn't lose a child to autism. You lost a child because the child you waited for never came into existence. That isn't the fault of the autistic child who does exist, and it shouldn't be our burden. We need and deserve families who can see us and value us for ourselves, not families whose vision of us is obscured by the ghosts of children who never lived. Grieve if you must, for your own lost dreams. But don't mourn for us. We are alive. We are real. And we're here waiting for you.  
                                                                                      ~  by Jim Sinclair

This is a must read for all touched by autism
 

click here ---  Don't mourn for us Web Site

 

 

 


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DISCLAIMER: This site is intended to provide basic information resources on Autism. It is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical or other advice. The author of this web site is not a medical doctor. Readers are warned not to take any action with regard to medical treatment or otherwise based on the information on this web site or links without first consulting a physician. This web site does not necessarily endorse any of the information obtained from any of the links on this page or links that other pages may lead you to. Neither does this web site promote or recommend any treatment, therapy, institution or health care plan. The information contained in this site is intended to be for your general education and information only and not for use in pursuing any treatment or course of action. Ultimately, the course of action in treating a given patient must be individualized with their doctor.

© Angels with Autism      February 2002      Last updated on 04/11/2004