What Does National Autistic Society Say About ABA?
On its website National Autistic Society informs the public regarding ABA:
“There are a range of communication-based, behavioral and educational approaches used to support people with autism to fulfill their potential. These include approaches such as PECS, TEACCH, ABA, sensory integration and speech and language therapy. The National Autistic Society (NAS) believes that such interventions need to be adapted to the needs of the individual and monitored for impact. ”
So one can safely assume that NAS looks at ABA as a genuine treatment for ASD. NAS further adds:
“Biomedical interventions include restrictive diets, supplements, hormone interventions and drugs. Some people advocate the use of biomedical interventions to treat autism, whilst others believe they are useful in treating co-existing conditions. The NAS believes there is little scientific evidence demonstrating the efficacy of biomedical interventions in supporting people to directly ‘manage’ their autism, rather than to treat other conditions.”
All right. Although there exists meager scientific evidence in respect to many “biomedical interventions,” certain “restrictive diets” and supplements have had most positive results with autistic people. The lack of “scientific evidence” should not discourage parents of autistic children to ignore such sources of support.