Once parents have a diagnosis, research must begin for intervention, since it has been proven that early intervention greatly benefits children (Lovaas, 1987). While the types of intervention vary in their approach to helping diminish the signs of autism, most of them are not scientifically proven to be effective.
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It was my father who gave me my first gut-level comprehension of the word ‘autism.’ ‘From the Greek for ‘self,’’ he said. ‘The same root as ‘autonomous,’ ‘automatic’: That which is self-contained, self-directed, self-motivated.’ … When had Anne-Marie shared anything with me in the past year? When had she last responded to me, connected with me? If there was anyone there at all behind that mournfully empty face, she was not reaching out to us in any way that I could see (Maurice, 1993, p. 32-33).