Archived News: In Research and Intervention
Treatment Guide Updated for Children with Autism
An article in the February 4, 2014 Disability Scoop announced that the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry updated the practice guidelines for diagnosing and treating children, up to age 17, with autism. The updated guidance document, published by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, provides a roadmap to best assessment and treatment practices. Recommendations include assisting families with long-term planning across treatment areas, using a multidisciplinary approach in treating the individual with autism, and advising families on the pros and cons of alternative therapies.
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