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Adults with Autism

Some adults with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), especially those with high-functioning autism or with Asperger syndrome, are able to work successfully in mainstream jobs. Nevertheless, communication and social problems often cause difficulties in many areas of life. They will continue to need encouragement and moral support in their struggle for an independent life. Advertisements

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Medications for Autism

Medications are often used to treat behavioral problems, such as aggression, self-injurious behavior, and severe tantrums, that keep the person with an autism spectrum disorder (“autism”) from functioning more effectively at home or school. The medications used are those that have been developed to treat similar symptoms in other disorders. Many of these medications are […]

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Treatment of Autism

There is no single best treatment package for all children with ASD. One point that most professionals agree on is that early intervention is important; another is that most individuals with ASD respond well to highly structured, specialized programs. Before you make decisions on your child’s treatment, you will want to gather information about the […]

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New Standard for Autism Spectrum Disorders

An Israeli researcher has defined a new, integrated interpretation of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The work will make it easier to understand both the commonalities and differences between ASD and other conditions. In an article published in the journal The Neuroscientist , Dr. Dorit Ben Shalom recommends a uniform approach to evaluating and confronting the four […]

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How Autism is Diagnosed?

Although there are many concerns about labeling a young child with an autism spectrum disorder, the earlier the diagnosis of autism is made, the earlier needed interventions can begin. Evidence over the last 15 years indicates that intensive early intervention in optimal educational settings for at least 2 years during the preschool years results in […]

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