I am always amazed by the ever growing body of knowledge that research provides us!
This Newsweek article address new blood tests that can identify bio-markers that are linked to autism. The interview/article is quick to point out that this is only a ‘predictive’ test and, of course there are still many questions to be answered, but this seems to me to be a powerful tool, that may allow families to make informed decisions and be a step to providing the kinds of ‘early interventions’ that have been shown to help kids on the spectrum reach their greatest potential. As always, we will have to wait and see how this new information helps.
Equine Assisted Therapy is among the interventions that have shown really wonderful results for those on the spectrum. This article posted on the Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation’s (asdf) website talks about many of the benefits of Equine Therapy for those on the spectrum AND offers some ideas on financial assistance!
Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy works with children as young as 4, teens and even adults. Our program offers one-on-one sessions with goals and objectives focused on each clients specific needs. We are at the ranch Tuesday through Saturday and are located on 20 min south of Reno and 10 min north of Carson City. We are happy to schedule a visit for you and your child/teen to visit us. We will show you around the ranch, introduce our incredible horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help. Call or email us and we will make it happen!