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Posted by Dad on July 28, 2000 at 05:39:05:

In Reply to: Starting an ABA program for our 4 1/2 year old son. Are we starting too late? posted by Don on July 27, 2000 at 13:53:33:

The important thing is that he gets help. When Lovaas first began his rials using ABA, he worked with adults in institutions, and he achieved success with them, albeit it took much longer and he used some brutal aversives. Later he worked with school aged children and eliminated most of the aversives and achieved success. He did find out that the younger the child, the quicker the results and the better final result.

We didn;t get our ABA off the ground until my boy was 5 1/2 and he is making progress. It is a lot of damn work, believe that, but it can be an autistic child's best shot at achieving a fully integrated life (in society, not just school)

Good luck to you!

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