A fresh government report confirms what many parents of teens with autism have long suspected: There is very little scientific evidence backing up the present autism treatments spectrum disorders in older kids and teenagers.
“What we found was a dramatic lack of evidence for any kind of interventions,” said Julie Lounds Taylor, an assistant professor of pediatrics and special education at Vanderbilt University and lead author of the paper.
“It was not a surprise,” Taylor continued. “There’s not very much research in general focused on adolescents and adults with autism.”
In an effort to help families and their adolescents with autism more smoothly navigate the challenging transition into adulthood, Autism Speaks – North America's largest autism science and advocacy organization ...READ MORE