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Autism intervention

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Intensive behavioral and relationship-based therapies can help children as young as 18-months who've been diagnosed with autism.

Over 5 years, researchers at the University of Washington studied 48 autistic toddlers and preschoolers. Half were referred to community-based programs. The others received 25 hours of therapy each week in their home from their parents and trained specialists.

The home-based, intensive therapy led to significantly better IQ scores, language ability, and social skills.

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