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4 Ways Doctors Can Be Proactive About Autism

Part 4: Understanding Autism in Children

Raun Kaufman, CEO & Founder, Autism Treatment Center of America, delves into how doctors can better prepare themselves to make recommendations to families about treating children with autism spectrum disorder. He gives these 4 tips for doctors to better address autism, especially in families with a newly diagnosed child.

1) Do not focus on limitations when talking to the family of a newly diagnosed child

2) A child with autism is a human being who has difficulty connecting with the world

3) Doctors need to be aware of the range of options that exist for the treatment of autism

4) Doctors need to be educated on what autism is, how to guide parents, and the options available to these families