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Autism Treatment Forum: Early ABA Based Intensive Intervention Is the Best Practice Treatment For Autism Disorders by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 11 Sep 2008 8:04pm In an open forum held Monday at Rutgers University, Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center representatives discussed current information about autism spectrum disorders treatment in an effort to close the gap between knowledge in research literature and what is taking place in the field. The forum aimed at dispelling some autism ... Read on »
Autism Treatment and Autism Advocacy in Canada: God Bless America! by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:04pm Canada shares a border with the United States of America and we can not escape the influence of our giant neighbor and our American cousins. We absorb American news and popular culture every time we turn on our televisions. From American Idol to CSI Miami we get it all, every day. American political decisions, from war in Iraq to borde ... Read on »
Currently, there is insufficient evidence to support instituting a gluten-free diet as a treatment for autism. by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 May 2013 1:28am Perhaps the most commonly cited alternative therapy approach for autism is the gluten free/casein free diet. The idea was promoted largely based on the “leaky gut” and “opiod excess” idea of autism. The basic idea was that the intestines of autistics are for some reason “leaky” and incompletely digested proteins from gluten (grains) and casei ... Read on »
GFCF Diet Treatment for Autism Unsupported by Evidence by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:31am One of the persistently promoted treatments for autism is the GFCF diet - a treatment with no evidence to support its efficacy in treating autism. We tried it with Conor several years ago with no result. Anecodotal evidence, which is available to support ANY therapy, keeps the treatment popular with parents. The GFCF diet treatment is ... Read on »
K.G. v. Dudek (Florida Medicaid Injunction Order): ABA Proven Effective, Medically Necessary Treatment for Autism and Autism Spe by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Wed 25 Jul 2012 6:01am Following are some significant excerpts, including court summaries of expert evidence in the proceeding, and findings of the US District Court in Florida K.G. v. Dudek ,  on the status of ABA as a medically necessary, proven effective treatment for Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The expert evidence as summarized, and the conclusions ... Read on »
New York State Now Requires Insurers to Cover Treatment for Autism Disorders by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Sat 05 Nov 2011 7:22am While this Canadian autism father is annoyed by media attention given to Canadian researcher  Laurent Mottron's perpetual crusade to recreate autism disorders in the image of his mentor Michelle Dawson, and trivialize the plight of the 70% of persons with Autistic Disorder and intellectual disabilities, there is good news south of the bord ... Read on »
The Peril of Parent Testimony – Stem Cell Treatment for Autism by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 15 Dec 2010 4:02am It usually begins naively enough – the parent of a newly-diagnosed child launches a search into the Wild, Wild West of the World Wide Web, searching for help and hope for a diagnosis they are still struggling to grasp. Soon parents may find themselves on internet support forums and in email groups, surrounded by parents promoting everyth ... Read on »
Is Secretin an effective treatment for autism? by Jonathan Mitchel Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:19am I see that my friend Steve Edelson, who took over the ARI after Bernie Rimland passed away is promoting secretin as an effective autism treatment over at http://www.ageofautism.com/. I have met Steve at a couple of the national ASA conferences. He was very nice to me and I like him personally, but I still question a lot of positions and treatment ... Read on »
Progress and Challenges in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:32am The Association for Behavior Analysis is sponsoring an Autism Conference in Boston next week with an excellent roster of speakers and topics on Behavioral Treatment in Autism. With so many myths and misconceptions about ABA and autism it looks like this conference could be very helpful for parents looking for professional guidance on how t ... Read on »
ABA Treatment for Autism: America Leads, Lets Catch Up Canada, Lets Get Moving Again!! by Harold L D. Patient Expert Posted Thu 31 May 2012 6:27am At one time the argument might have been made that Canada led North America in terms of provision of evidence based treatment for autism.  Strong parent advocacy had made gains in encouraging provincial governments in British Columbia, Alberta and New Brunswick to provide Applied Behavior Analysis treatment. Our federal government, ... Read on »