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VH1 Classic Rock Autism On Facebook
Join our new online community on Facebook. Connect with other fans, share your stories, and help us rock the cause!

VH1 Classic Celebrity Bowl-Off
Rockers lace up their shoes for a great cause! Dave Navarro and lots more attended. Click here to see pics from the event.

VH1 Rock Honors: The Who Raises Funds for Autism
This year's 'VH1 Rock Honors: The Who' raised $300,000 for a variety of VH1 Classic Rock Autism charities. Check out the show here.

VH1 Public Affairs
We are committed to providing meaningful, pro-social initiatives, using the reach and power of VH1 to create awareness and motivate action for current issues affecting society.

Treatment

Recent history has shown that autism is treatable. Symptoms of autism usually appear before age three, but treatment may span a lifetime. Symptoms depend on the severity of the disorder, but may include:

  • Loss or lack of speech around 18 months of age.
  • Little or no eye contact.
  • Loss or lack of gestures, such as pointing or waving.
  • Repetitive speech or actions.
  • Unusual reactions to the way things look, feel, smell, taste or sound.

Early intervention leads to the best outcomes, so it is important to be aware of the symptoms and address them as they are identified. Early intervention programs include educational programs and behavior training programs that emphasize developing language and social skills. While research continues, there are many treatments to consider.

No single treatment works for every child. What works for one child may not work for another, and a successful course of treatment often includes a combination of approaches. Some treatments and therapies used to help individuals with autism have research proving their efficacy, others do not.

For a list of treatment options available online, click here.

The content for this website was provided by Autism Speaks. For more information, visit www.autismspeaks.org.

 
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