Information on Auditory Integration Training

Experimental, unrecommended, and lacking in medical benefit. Learn more about Auditory Integration Training.

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Most Successful Autism Treatments Behaviorally-Based

The report from the National Autism Center finds that almost 90 percent of established treatments — or those that have compelling evidence of success among most people with autism — are behaviorally-based. From www.disabilityscoop.com

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New York Times: Restrictive diets may not be appropriate for autism

From the New York Times: “Many parents of autistic children have put their children on strict gluten-free or dairy-free diets, convinced that gastrointestinal problems are an underlying cause of the disorder. But a new study suggests the complicated food regimens may not be warranted…”

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The Chicago Tribune: Research hijacked to support dangerous treatments

The Chicago Tribune publishes a multi-part series exposing the danger of non-evidence based treatments for autism. Researchers say their data were hijacked to support alternative treatments- dangerous treatments which amount to “uncontrolled experimentation” on children.

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CHARGE: Mercury levels of autistics same

New findings from the Childhood Autism Risks from Genetics and the Environment (CHARGE) study have found no difference in the blood levels of mercury among children ages 2-5 with autism spectrum disorders and children who were developing normally.

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Dr. Wakefield: Unethical, Unscientific, Discredited

The British General Medical Council (GMC), which registers doctors in the United Kingdom, has reported that Dr. Andrew Wakefield had acted dishonestly and irresponsibly in connection with a research project and its subsequent publication.

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Risperdal: lawsuit over extreme side effects in children

The makers of antipsychotic drug Risperdal (or Risperidone) often prescribed for autism, are facing a series of lawsuits after boys taking the drugs grew breasts as large as ‘D’ cups.

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How to Read Health News: from the NHS UK

If you’ve just read a health-related headline that has caused you to spit out your morning coffee (“Coffee causes cancer”), it’s always best to follow the Blitz slogan: “Keep Calm and Carry On”. On reading further, you’ll often find the headline has left out something important, such as: Study funded by The Association of Tea Marketing.

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Dubai RTA to extend services to Autistic Individuals

The Customers Council of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has decided to include autistic people in the special needs category, offering them facilities provided to people with special needs, it was announced on Monday.

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