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Moving Autism Forward by Team TACA

By Lisa Ackerman

ATEC

The Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) is a great tool for clinicians and parents to evaluate treatments based on autistic symptoms. ATEC scores collected from thousands of families yield important clues to common treatments for ASD.

Autism Research Institute has been collecting more than 26,000 parent surveys on common treatments. To see the Treatment Ratings for Autism by parents click here http://www.autism.com/index.php/treatment_ratings_asd

Parents can use the ATEC multiple times a year. This can serve as a tool to measure and track progress year after year. It takes only minutes to fill out the online survey before you start a treatment, supplement, medication or therapy and then fill it out again after intervention is under way. Families then can share the results with your medical & therapeutic team.

Here is the link to this free tool: http://www.autism.com/index.php/ind_atec_survey

I remember performing my first ATEC for my son Jeff. This…

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