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4 Most Common Myths About Autism

Part 3: Overcoming Obstacles to Autism Treatment

Raun Kaufman, CEO & Founder, Autism Treatment Center of America, describes the 4 most common misconceptions about autism.

Myth #1: Autism is a behavioral disorder

Reality: Autism is a social relational disorder

Myth #2: Treatment should focus on changing behavior

Reality: Treatment should focus on creating a relationship

Myth #3: Social limitations should be compensated for by teaching an autistic child different skills

Reality: Helping an autistic child relate to other people is crucial

Myth #4: Parents get in the way of treatment

Reality: Parents should be at the center of treatment for their autistic child