Talking Tuesday: The Sense and Nonsense of Autism Treatments

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My wife and I went to talk at the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association a couple of weeks ago. Our talk was about the things that work in autism treatment, and the quackery things that don’t. Mrs. N took care of talking about autism in general and the medications that are prescribed at times to treat some of the manifestations of autism. Then I stepped up and talked about the lack of association between vaccines and autism, and all the crazy, scary “treatments” that people peddle as “cures” for autism.

The talk is about 50 minutes long, with a lot of questions during the talks and at the end. We got a lot of really good feedback from the 30 or so people who were there.

I’d like to thank the awesome women from The Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism and others with whom I consulted on the presentation.

If you’re interested in the slides, you can download them by clicking here (PDF).

You can download the MP3 version of the talk by clicking here.

I'm a doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Public Health program at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. All opinions posted here are my own, of course, and they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my school, employers, friends, family, etc. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @EpiRen