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Results of a new community-based randomized clinical trial conducted by researchers at the Institute for Autism Research (iar) at Canisius College found a comprehensive summer treatment (summerMAX) to be highly effective for high-functioning children with autism spectrum disorder (HFASD).

Children with the disorder experience lifelong impairments involving social-communicative functioning and restricted and repetitive interests and behaviors. Despite their significant challenges, there continues to be a severe need for effective comprehensive treatment programs for these children.

The summerMAX program is a comprehensive psychosocial treatment developed by iar co-founders and co-directors Christopher Lopata, PsyD and Marcus L. Thomeer, PhD.

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Submitted by: College Communications