An Autism treatment option that works

Released on: November 14, 2007, 7:33 am

Press Release Author: Steven Kossor

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: 10 years of research shows this treatment model to be
effective in addressing behavior challenges of all sorts in children, including
those with Autism.

Press Release Body: I\'m a licensed psychologist and a certified school psychologist
with 30 years of experience helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
Since 1981, I\'ve been supervising staff who deliver in-home and in-school services
(sometimes called \"wraparound\" services) to children with developmental delays
(including more than 30 on the Autism spectrum this year).

In the past five years, my staff have documented
successful treatment in 74% to 82% of cases (more than 50 were children with Autism
spectrum disorders) and I would like this information to be more widely available to
parents of children with ASD, especially in Pennsylvania where the treatment is
ABSOLUTELY FREE, regardless of family income.

This treatment is available to children in all 50 states under the Medicaid EPSDT
program. No other state has implemented this program as conscientiously as
Pennsylvania has, but I believe the success we\'ve had with it in Pennsylvania can be
exported to every other state.

I think that parents should be informed about this extremely effective treatment
model, and how to access it for their children, especially if they live in the
Southeastern Region of Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia) where I and my staff have
been working. I can teach psychologists in other states how to do what we do, and
it\'s free for children who have Medicaid
benefits in Pennsylvania (at least 35 other states have similar rules). Parents are
not being told these things, unfortunately. It\'s rather like \"discrimination
against federal funding\" may be afoot here; this treatment
approach works, but there seems to be a conspiracy of silence about it.

Families elsewhere in America are experiencing dire financial stress to obtain
professional treatment services like these for their children. I can probably help.
I\'d like to get this information into the hands of parents of
children with ASD and legislators (especially those interested in Medicaid reform).
More information about our model of treatment is available at

The information there has been reviewed by all sorts of experts and government
officials and has been widely praised for its thoroughness and accuracy, and it\'s
free, too.

Best wishes always.

Steve Kossor
Licensed Psychologist
Certified School Psychologist
Executive Director
The Institute for Behavior Change

Web Site:

Contact Details: 848 W Kings Hwy
Coatesville, PA 19320-1714
610-383-1432 (voice or fax)

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