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Parent advocates a strengths-based approach to autism

Harvard Health Publications features a blog by the parent of an autistic child who advocates using a strengths-based approach to autism, rather than “forcing the autism out of them”. She discusses how some of the behavioural interventions they were recommended involved making the child conform to a neurotypical world. The blog looks at recent research which recommends accepting the child as they are and using their interests to connect and engage with them.

Date added: 21 April 2017