Autism Awareness: Treatments and Interventions

By: Melanie Bloom Email
By: Melanie Bloom Email

Some people living with autism spectrum disorders can learn to live independent lives with treatment and interventions.

There is no cure for autism, but some people are learning to overcome the challenges that the developmental disorder brings to their lives.

Health experts and therapists agree that early intervention brings a person the best chance at being independent and productive in life.

Some people and children with autism go through chiropractic care, speech therapy, occupational therapy, ABA, visit a nutritionist, among other options for care.

Some parents will say that ABA is a very effective treatment for their children. It stands for Applied Behavior Analysis.

It is not covered by insurance in the state of Nebraska. If parents want that treatment, they have to pay for it themselves.

Many parents are also trying gluten-free diets with their children. It reduces inflammation and nutritionists say that it helps with behavior. They say it can be calming for kids that may otherwise be very active.

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