Asperger's Archives - NACD International | The National Association for Child Development

Science Corner Vol. 6 – Optimal Outcome for a Diagnosis of Autism

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Historically, it has not been considered a “realistic” goal in the mainstream world for a child with autism to ever lose their diagnosis, let alone lose all the symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorder and move completely into the non-autistic range of normal social interaction and communication. Although much recent research has documented individuals with ASD losing their diagnosis, there has … Read More

NACD and ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy)—Very Different Approaches

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We are sometimes asked how NACD differs from the ABA – Applied Behavior Analysis therapy approach to individuals with Autism. In simplistic terms, the two approaches have profound philosophical differences that impact on the specific practices as well as the understanding of what needs to be changed. NACD approaches any individual as a whole person. We seek to understand all … Read More

Perspectives and Remediation for Those with Autism Spectrum Disorder

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by Bob Doman Understanding and remediating the neurodevelopmental issues of those within the autism spectrum is critical if we are going to provide these children and adults with an opportunity to overcome their issues and to function at higher, “normal,” or even “superior” levels. It is important to understand that most neurodevelopmental issues will not simply go away. Merely teaching … Read More

Neurodevelopmental Perspectives on Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

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by Robert J. Doman Jr. Founder and Director National Association for Child Development Printed in the Autism Health and Wellness Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3 – Autumn 2009 Bob Doman has been working with autism since the late 1960’s and was part of the team that first discovered the connection between sensory dysfunction and autism. Bob has been instrumental in … Read More

Autism Spectrum – Exploring What Works – DVD

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With the increasing number of autism diagnoses, concerned parents need to see this DVD. The DVD explains the pieces of the puzzle and how to address the issues relative to those on the Autism Spectrum.  It contains a two-hour DVD seminar presented by Robert J Doman, Jr. NACD Newsletter, Volume 1 Issue 3, 2008 ©NACD To read more or to order, click here.

Parents’ Brag: No More Signs of Aspergers

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by Lou Stinnett I have to share a recent event that thrilled me, but first, you need to understand the background. When my son Bradley started his NACD program at age eleven, he was two to three years behind academically, and he had diagnoses of Aspergers, a form of autism, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Over the next two years on program, … Read More

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