Aug 8, 2023
Dr. Mary Barbera reflects on 25 years of experience in treating autism and parenting a child with autism. The episode explores significant changes in autism treatment, including the increasing prevalence of autism, improvements in ABA therapy insurance coverage, and the importance of early intervention. We also discuss criticism of ABA therapy and advocates for positive, child-friendly approaches in early intervention, emphasizing the role of behavior analysts and parent training. This episode aims to inspire progress in autism treatment, fostering growth and development for individuals on the autism spectrum.