Success means something different to each person, especially when it comes to treatments for autism spectrum disorders. A clinician or researcher may take one approach to measure individual outcomes, whereas a person with autism and his or her loved ones may place value on other areas. All stakeholders within the autism community hold valid viewpoints and concerns, so this spectrum of opinions must be explored to determine how to best support autistic individuals. Spectrum News interviewed two adults with autism and three experts to begin to bridge these gaps and to establish where commonalities and differences may exist. Read their responses here and contribute your own definition of “successful” autism treatments to the reader forum!
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Authors: Deborah Fein, Carol Greenburg, Connie Kasari, Benjamin Alexander, and Matthew Siegel