Australian Autism Survey

This journal article is reproduced with the kind permission of the Australasian Nutritional College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) Journal

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Diagnosis, Therapies, and their Perceived Effectiveness

Dennis M Crawley BSC (Hons).

This study investigates reasons for the delay between a parent’s first suspicions of ASD and the time to diagnosis. It examines the effectiveness of the main therapies for ASDused by parents. The data was collected through an online survey. Of the 331 responses received, 261 (79%) were completed to varying degrees, of which 215 to 235 were used in the final analysis.

The resultsindicate a considerable degree of complacency and/or poor training by health professionals in relation to ASD. The therapies examined include both non-biomedical and biomedical approaches. Read More...Download a PDF of the journal article