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Removing barriers to early intervention for autistic children: A new model shows promise

Acting on recommendations from the South Carolina Act Early Team, South Carolina changed its policies to pay for early intensive behavioral intervention in children under three revealed to be at high risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by a two-stage screening process. Previously, a formal diagnosis of ASD had been required. As a result, the number of children under three receiving early intervention grew

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Autism and Pica: Study Shows Behavioral Intervention Can Reduce Danger

A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items A review of autism treatment records identifies behavioral strategies that reduce tendency to eat dangerous nonfood items February 11, 2015 A new report finds that behavioral therapy can effectively curb pica – the dangerous tendency to eat things that aren’t food. Pica is common among those with

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