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Focus on strengths when treating autism

September 18, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — To better communicate and treat individuals with autism, clinicians and parents should focus on their strengths, which are often overlooked, according to Temple Grandin, PhD, of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Grandin, who delivered a presentation here, was diagnosed with autism and did not speak until age 4 years. Based on her lifetime experience with autism, she provided recommendations for different ways to approach children, adolescents and young adults with autism.

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