School Psychology Review

Introduction to the Mini-Series: Assessment and Treatment of Children With Autism in the Schools

Mark D. Shriver, Keith D. Allen, Judith R. Matthews

pp. 535-537

Mini-Series: Assessment and Treatment of Children With Autism in the Schools

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Although a low-incidence disorder, children with autism seem to have attracted much attention from the popular press and media. In addition,parents of children with autism appear to have recently become more vocal and visible in advocating for services for their children. The increased attention toward children with autism appears to have spawned an increase in treatments purported to ameliorate significantly the symptoms of autism, if not actually to cure autism. It is difficult for professionals and parents to sift through the vast amount of popular literature and empirical literature to determine what exactly we do know about treating children with autism.