Many Young Children with Autism Not Getting Early Treatment

An estimated one in 68 children is affected by Autism spectrum disorder in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Autism is a complex developmental disorder that can cause problems with thinking, feeling, communication and social interaction. Early treatment can help, but many are not getting it, according to new research. Early intervention and treatment with evidence-based treatments when a child is very young can improve a child’s development and make a significant difference in the child’s life. Behavioral intervention, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA), can improve learning, communication and social skills. According to Autism...

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