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She is able to identify ways in which she is different from others and create rules or solutions for dealing in a society that she sometimes struggles to understand. From infancy, Grandin was overstimulated by human touch. Still, she craved the calming pressure of an embrace. 4 Temple Grandin. (© AP Images) means for pleasant stimulation. Maybe some sort of machine . . While daydreaming during class in the third grade, I visualized a different kind of comfort machine. This design was sort of a coffin-like box.

He developed an approach to treating autistic children based on the principles of applied behavior analysis. For more than 40 years, Dr. Lovaas has collected a huge amount of data supporting his approach and it is considered one of the most promising options for treatment of autism. The Lovaas approach is suggested for children between the ages of two and eight. 2 One-on-one instruction is part of the treatment strategy developed by Dr. Ivar Lovaas, a pioneer in autism treatment research. (© Brenda Carson/ Shutterstock) children as early as possible, ensuring that appropriate social behavior is taught at an early age.

However, social interactions will continue to be problematic for them. Other people with autism might find work in the general population daunting. 3 Workers at this support center for autistic adults teach them to cook, helping individuals to become more independent. (© AP Images) environment, under the direction of someone trained in dealing with people with developmental disorders can be fulfilling. Organizations like Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) can help connect autistic adults with support groups, residential centers, and occupational opportunities in their community.

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