Parenting a child with autism, you are familiar with uncertainty. Autism2Ability eliminates uncertainty by providing a way for your child to communicate. How do we know it will work? In a world of endless variables, we increase the probability of success when using the highest level of research support to inform treatment.
Today, 1 in every 68 children and 1 in every 42 boys in the United States has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2009). As the number of children diagnosed with ASD has increased, so too have the number of treatment options. Selecting a treatment involves sifting through a massive amount of often-conflicting information. The treatment process is complicated by uncertainty over the level of research support and cost-benefit associated with options.
Although the current economic cost for raising a child with ASD across the lifespan is estimated at $3.2 million beyond that of raising a child with typical development; with effective treatment the costs can be reduced by as much as 65 percent. In light of these facts, selection of treatment with the highest level of research support for effectiveness becomes all the more imperative.