We’ve been suspicious that certain things in our environment may contribute to autistic behavior. The magazine To Your Health recently carried an article on the connection between what your child eats and autism. While not the final word on the subject, it gives us something to think about.
If you have a child who is 2-8 years old, on the Autism Spectrum and is having behavior problems, call me. Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) has been the subject of considerable research by several major universities across the country (including UC Davis). They have research data which shows the effectiveness of increasing child compliance using PCIT.