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Vitamin/mineral supplements are among the most commonly used treatments for autism, but the research on their use for treating autism has been limited. This study is a randomized, double-blind,...
Abstract: Background. There has been lack of reviews of evidence on efficacy, methodology, and/or safety of acupuncture in autism spectrum disorders. This paper examines the emerging evidence of the...
Do early childhood intelligence, language, and joint attention predict the independence, adaptive abilities, and symptomatology of adults with autism? Although autism is a developmental disorder, few...
This article researches the economic consequences of autism in the UK. Autism has life-time consequences with a range of impacts on the health, economic wellbeing, social integration and quality of...
This open access research article discusses the effectiveness of parent training for fathers of children with autism. Download the full article here. Abstract Literature regarding fathers of children...
This review aims to draw out the key ‘what works?’ messages on improving the wellbeing of disabled children and young people through improving access to positive and inclusive activities. It...
KIDS charity for disabled children have produced several useful resources on play. This document is a quick review of the literature on inclusive play and childcare. This review of literature...
This article reviews research into effective ways of supporting the learning of children and young people with autism. Download the article by clicking here. Abstract There is considerable debate...
This review of the effectiveness of therapies for children with autism describes what approaches are out there and what the evidence for their effectiveness is. It was prepared by the Vanderbilt...
I CAN, a charity for children with speech, language and communication needs have produced several papers discussing the issues and evidence for supporting children with communication problems. The...

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