An autism diagnosis can be challenging for the entire family, but it is important to know that there is hope. A child with autism can grow into a productive, independent adult. Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is an evidence-based best practice for the safe and effective treatment of autism. It is the only autism treatment recommended by the U.S. Surgeon General and most states require that insurance companies cover the treatment. Often referred to as ABA or ABA therapy, treatment is based on the science of learning and behaviors with a focus on actions and consequences. While outcomes vary for each child, every child can make progress with ABA.
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