What We Do
Autism is a treatable disorder. We have come a long way since autism was first identified in 1943 in our understanding of how best to improve the lives of those living with autism. ACT provides information and referrals for those concerned about their child's development. We help families locate the appropriate professionals for medical diagnosis as well as educational identification services. If a child receives a diagnosis of ASD, we then help families locate the right medical treatment plan. Many health conditions are commonly associated with ASD. National health organizations have issued management and care guidelines we help families follow. Early medical intervention, including intensive, research based therapies, can dramatically improve the outcome for children with autism. We empower parents to make choices to secure comprehensive health care. We also empower parents to make the appropriate ongoing education choices for their family members with ASD.
We provide instruction and outreach services for health professionals and educators who want to learn more about ASD. We provide training for students, continuing education for health professionals, and in-service for educators in the state.
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