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A treatment method or an educational method that will work for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all of the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis.

And while we are on the subject of medication you always need to look at risk versus benefit.

As you may know, some of the stereotyped behaviors exhibited by autistic children are also found in zoo animals who are raised in a barren environment.

Autism is an extremely variable disorder.

Children between the ages of five to ten years are even more variable. They are going to vary from very high functioning, capable of doing normal school work, to nonverbal who have all kinds of neurological problems.

I am a big believer in early intervention.

I am also a believer in an integrated treatment approach to autism.

I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.

I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before.

I know a number of autistic adults that are doing extremely well on Prozac.

I like to figure things out and solve problems.

I obtain great satisfaction out of using my intellect.

I use my mind to solve problems and invent things.

I would not be here now if I did not have anti-depressants.

If I did not have my work, I would not have any life.

If you start using a medication in a person with autism, you should see an obvious improvement in behavior in a short period of time. If you do not see an obvious improvement, they probably should not be taking the stuff. It is that simple.

My life is basically my work.

One of my sensory problems was hearing sensitivity, where certain loud noises, such as a school bell, hurt my ears. It sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears.

People are always looking for the single magic bullet that will totally change everything. There is no single magic bullet.