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FACT: Your child has rights. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, most recently amended by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004. IDEA is the federal law that guarantees a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment for every person with a disability. 177 more words

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FACT: An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is a written document that outlines a child’s education. As the name implies, the educational program should be tailored to the individual student to provide the maximum benefit. 118 more words

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FACT: The Picture Exchange Communication System, or PECS, allows children with autism who have little or no communication abilities, a means of communicating non-verbally. Children using PECS are taught to approach another person and give them a picture of a desired item in exchange for that item. 92 more words

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FACT: In Floortime therapy, therapists and parents engage children through the activities each child enjoys. They enter the child’s games. They follow the child’s lead. Therapists teach parents how to direct their children into increasingly complex interactions. 87 more words

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FACT: In some cases, treating autism with physical therapy can improve motor function and coordination. Physical therapy can improve posture
as well as addresses misalignments in the musculoskeletal system; such as foot and ankle misalignments. 56 more words

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FACT: A gluten-free/casein-free diet is also known as the GFCF diet. It is one of several alternative treatments for children with autism. When following this strict elimination diet, all foods containing gluten (found in wheat, barley and rye) and casein ( found in milk and dairy products) are removed from the child’s daily food intake. 54 more words