It’s no surprise that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have unique needs, and there are now many therapeutic approaches and methods to help these children learn social skills. Since many children with ASD struggle with maintaining eye contact, recognizing emotions, and taking turns speaking, they may need to work with a mentor or teacher [...]
For years, autism activists have been working with state legislatures to require insurance companies to provide covered care for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other autism treatments. Big strides were made with Obamacare, with 29 states in the Health Insurance Marketplace now covering ABA as an Essential Health Benefit. This allows residents of 29 states [...]
Autism Spectrum Disorder is increasing every year among global populations. In fact,according to the CDC, there has been a 119% increase in the occurrence of autism from 2000-2010. The CDC has also found that 1 in 68 children were on the spectrum in 2012. While this rising prevalence of ASD is partly because of diagnosis [...]
There are many advances in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) research, but one in particular showing great promise is the field of animal therapy. It is an alternative therapy that uses dogs, horses, and even dolphins to help autistic children gain better pro-social behavior through interaction with animals. Only a small amount of [...]
There’s a terrific internet advertisement making the rounds on social media these days. The video begins with the actor Idris Elba asking adults, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Each person Elba asks is noticeably flustered or amused. They don’t know how to answer a question that’s most often posed to [...]
One of the more prevalent debates in the history of autism has been whether to use aversive or non-aversive treatment methods. Which method has more effective and longer lasting results? Researchers have overwhelmingly proven that...
Should you medicate your child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and what approach should you take with medication? Read on...