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How is autism treated?

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Autism is a disorder marked by an inability to easily communicate and interact with others. Treatments differ depending on the needs of the individual. In general, treatments fall into 4 categories:

  • Behavioral and communication therapy
  • Medical and dietary therapy
  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Complementary therapy (music or art therapy, for example)

From: What Does the Word ‘Autism’ Mean? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

SOURCES: Health24 News: "Autism Through Ages Baffles Science." Autism and PDD Support Network: "History of Autism."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

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