ENDORSEMENT OF ABA
Surgeon General Endorses Behavioral Intervention for Autism
United States Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, has endorsed intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General states, "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behavior."
The report is available on the world wide web at :
The report can also be ordered by calling 1-877-9MHealth, or by writing to Mental Health, Pueblo, CO 81009.
Additional Organizations that Endorse ABA
The following organizations endorse ABA as a scientifically proven approach for treating children with autism and related disorders:
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Family Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Occupational Therapy Association
American Psychological Association
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Autism Society of America
National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
National Institute of Mental Health
If I accept you as you are, I will not help you; however,
if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
~Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe