New study finds interests of autistic adults key to functional living

New study finds interests of autistic adults key to functional living

This new study out of New York University found that the intense interests that often accompany autism in adults can not only be helpful to their self-regulation, but also in finding fulfilling career paths. Here is Science Daily’s summary.

These findings are completely in line with the developmental approach to autism therapies where we follow children’s interest as a gateway into their world in order to then invite them into a shared world, rather than considering the interest as an obsession to be thwarted or subdued.

Why Do We Advocate for Parent Choice in Funding for Autism Therapies?

Why Do We Advocate for Parent Choice in Funding for Autism Therapies?

When parents get a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a panic ensues and the scrambling begins. In Ontario, Canada, we are told to get on the wait list for ABA or IBI therapy (Applied Behavioural Analysis or Intense Behavioural Intervention). Most parents don’t even stop to consider alternatives, because none are offered.

Here at Autism D.A.T.A., we advocate for a developmental approach to autism intervention and so does the Association for Developmental Autism Programs and Therapies (ADAPT), our “sister site” in Manitoba. This week, its parent advocate published a nice piece outlining some differences between behavioural and developmental therapies, drawing from her experience with both.

Please click on the title in the blue button below to read the blog post:

I hope that you found ADAPT’s blog informative and helpful. You can learn more about the Developmental Approach to autism intervention at Affect Autism by clicking HERE and THERE.

Stay tuned for the Winter 2017 Bulletin coming this month at Autism D.A.T.A….