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November 3, 2012

Autism Programs Work Best When Started Early

By Cole Petrochko, Staff Writer, MedPage Today

A policy statement from the Evidence-based Practice Center on behavioral interventions for autism found that programs offering comprehensive, intense, and long-duration interventions started shortly after diagnosis and for at least 25 hours a week may offer the best outcomes, according to Margaret Maglione, MPP, of the Southern California Evidence-based Practice Center in Santa Monica, and colleagues.
Interventions should address social communication, language, play skills, and maladaptive behavior, they wrote online in Pediatrics.  READ MORE >>

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