Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pentagon Extends Pilot Autism Treatment Program

ARLINGTON, Va. -- The Pentagon announced Tuesday it is extending a pilot program that provides autism treatment to the children of service members.
Tricare Management Activity will extend the Enhanced Access to Autism Services demonstration program through March 2014, according to a news release.
The initiative allows beneficiaries — qualifying offspring of active-duty personnel — to receive 10 hours a week of applied behavioral analysis, or ABA, a treatment that helps autistic youngsters learn new skills and improve communications.

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