Are there any new treatments for autism?

Dr. Robin Miller, MD
Internal Medicine
In this video, Robin Miller, MD explains a possible new treatment for autism, which has had some promising results within research settings.
Joane Goodroe
Treatment for Social Skill Development in Young Adults with Autism: A new study has demonstrated that young adults with autism improved their social interactions following targeted training.  Participants received training on social etiquette related to conversational skills, humor, electronic communication, identifying sources of friends, entering and exiting conversations, organizing successful get-togethers, and handling peer conflict and peer rejection.   Teaching included role-play demonstrations, behavioral rehearsal exercises and assignments to practice the skills in natural social settings.  Each participant in the study had a caregiver such as a parent, family member or life coach to work with the participant in order to reinforce the training.  The study showed that participants gained abilities related to social skills and overall social engagement.   This study was conducted by Researchers at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.

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