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The New York Times explores “optimal outcomes” in autism – rare individuals who overcome symptoms, usually with intensive therapy
July 31, 2014

This coming Sunday's New York Times Magazine takes an in-depth look at the estimated one-in-ten children with autism spectrum disorder who make such dramatic progress with therapy that they would no longer be considered autistic.

This tool kit is an informational guide to Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). It is designed to provide you with a better understanding of ABA, how your child can benefit, and where/how you can seek ABA services. ABA is a set of principles that form the basis for many behavioral treatments. ABA is based on the science of learning and behavior.

June 06, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (June 6, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded the City of Portland’s decision to extend autism insurance benefits to city employees, including coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), paving the way for wider reform to be enacted at the state level in Oregon in 2013.

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“A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis."
-Temple Grandin