The New York Times features Garden Academy families and Garden Academy Director David Sidener in “A Masters In Self Help,” an article about effective therapy for autism and the critical shortage of trained professionals.
The New York Times
“A Masters In Self Help”
By Jane Gross
“LAURIE DUDDY thought she was on top of things when her toddlers, Tommy and Alex, were diagnosed with severe autism. She knew that early, intensive therapy was the twins’ best hope of learning simple skills, acquiring language and mastering out-of-control behavior. So at great financial sacrifice, she hired certified therapists to work with them privately for 40 hours a week using applied behavioral analysis (A.B.A.), the therapy of choice for the growing ranks of children with autism. She moved from district to district, seeking the best educational services when they reached school age, and eventually joined a group of parents in starting a private school of their own that would offer state-of-the-art behavioral treatments…. Read More >