For many of you, a new school year has begun, and this often comes with both opportunities and challenges. ARI's staff and I wish ASD students and their families a smooth transition into the new academic year.
A survey published this month in
JAMA Pediatrics reports that 70% of those on the autism spectrum receive behavioral and/or medical support. My recent editorial, titled
Optimizing Autism Treatment, raises the issue of whether these two interventions are
the most effective approaches for treating all autistic symptoms for all individuals on the spectrum. I then outline a collaborative research strategy that can generate statistical algorithms (i.e., formulas) to construct an evidence-based treatment plan for each ASD individual.
ARI is dedicated to providing trusted and relevant information to parents, those on the spectrum, and professionals worldwide. We appreciated your support throughout the year!
Stephen M. Edelson, Ph.D.
Editorial: Optimizing Autism Treatment
Today, parents are often urged by professionals to rely on only one treatment approach, or at most two, to help their children. The most common approaches include behavioral therapy and medications. Is reliance on a single treatment discipline misguided? Read Dr. Edelson's editorial
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