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What are therapies for autism spectrum disorders in high school and beyond?
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: See below
There are effective treatments.
Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may help for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism.

In brief: See below
There are effective treatments.
Applied behavioral analysis, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. In some cases medication may help for severe aggression, hyperactivity, or even with repetitive behaviors. Risperdal is actually an fda approved medication to treat autism.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Diane Stein
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Challenges
We do not have a therapy for ASD but we do have therapies for the associated challenges.
For instance, if a high school student has trouble holding a conversation they may benefit from speech therapy or social skills training or role play or even some on line social games. If ritualistic behavior is worse medications and cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful.

In brief: Challenges
We do not have a therapy for ASD but we do have therapies for the associated challenges.
For instance, if a high school student has trouble holding a conversation they may benefit from speech therapy or social skills training or role play or even some on line social games. If ritualistic behavior is worse medications and cognitive behavioral therapy is helpful.
Dr. Diane Stein
Dr. Diane Stein
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Transition to
Adulthood is tough sometimes, as parents have to decide if they want legal guardianship.
If not, they have no say in medical care in their 18-year-olds & up who have both autism & intellectual disability. Schools start transition plans at age 14, meeting with parents & student to find a workplace & social supports. Research guidelines for ssi, medicaid & other services at 18 on autism speaks.

In brief: Transition to
Adulthood is tough sometimes, as parents have to decide if they want legal guardianship.
If not, they have no say in medical care in their 18-year-olds & up who have both autism & intellectual disability. Schools start transition plans at age 14, meeting with parents & student to find a workplace & social supports. Research guidelines for ssi, medicaid & other services at 18 on autism speaks.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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