Once again we see that early intervention that includes a lot of parental involvement can make a considerable difference in the life of a young child with autism.
According to a Nov. 30 by Pediatrics Children with autism spectrum disorder can see significant improvement in IQ, language and adaptive behavior when they receive comprehensive developmental behavioral intervention before age 2½.
The Early Start Denver Model involves parents and therapists working with children on improving communication, social skills and other skills. The therapy takes place in a child's home rather than in an office setting.
To read more:
amednews: Children with autism show considerable gains with early intervention :: Dec. 22, 2009 ... American Medical News
When my son was first diagnosed with autism a professional told me, "you just have to understand your son will never be normal he will never be able to function like other kids." I'm glad we didn't listen to her. My belief that we as parents and educators can make a difference is why I started National Autism Resources.