Changing Attitudes Towards Repetitive Behaviors and Autism

Repetitive behaviors in those with autism have long been viewed as something to be eradicated. My own son’s problems in school began with his teacher’s intolerance for his incessant rocking and pencil tapping in class. These compulsions got him habitually thrown into the hall, and eventually out of school.  But times are changing and so [...]

Raun Kaufman’s Autism Recovery Story

Below is the audio to an interview we recorded with Raun Kaufman a few years ago.  Raun is the CEO of the Autism Treatment Center of America. Raun’s story is quite remarkable.  At an early age, he was diagnosed with severe autism, along with a tested IQ of 30.  Despite a bleak prognosis, Raun’s parents [...]

 
 
 

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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 88 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 54 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys

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