Treating Autism is a UK based charity founded and run by parent volunteers. Their members include parents and family members of people with autism, caregivers, dietitians, nurses, teachers and other professionals in the field of autism as well as adults who use biomedical approaches to improve their quality of life.
Treating Autism believes that autism is treatable through a combination of biomedical, educational and sensory approaches and the focus of the organization is in the biomedical aspect of treating autism.
The work of Treating Autism has three main strands:
1. A Membership Society that provides parents with a lifeline. Members receive a regular newsletter with developments in the biomedical and therapeutic world, a lending library of autism-specific resources, special offers with essential suppliers and discounts on conferences.
2. Local Groups across the United Kingdom where often-isolated parents can meet to discuss treatment, get support – or just let off steam.
3. Conferences and Parent to Parent events across the UK. Attendance at Treating Autism UK conferences changes lives. See www.treatingautism.co.uk/events for more info on their next conference.
Highlights and interviews with the 2011 conference speakers are now available on the Treating Autism YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/TreatingAutism/featured