Autism Families Given Fresh Hope -- SimpleStepsAutism.Com Launches

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American Families Facing the Heart-Breaking Daily Struggle Against Autism Have Found Hope Thanks to a Pioneering Online Teaching-Tool That Makes Support Affordable for Parents. The Autism Society of America estimates that the devastating cost of raising a child with autism can soar up to $5 million and autism services cost the United States $90 billion every year. Autism affects 1 in 110 children, so for a severely under-pressure health system, Simple Steps is an affordable and sustainable option that can transform millions of lives.

Simple Steps ABA Program: Autism Edition

“Simple Steps can revolutionize the autism sector in the United States and around the world. The program is unique and it is constantly evolving thanks to our members"

So what is it? Simple Steps is leading the way in behavioral change by creating the world’s first parent-led, interactive online teaching-tool. Building on the experiences of real families, the project unites the worlds of science, academia, charity, health, and innovation to introduce parents to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) – the only scientifically validated treatment for autism.

Widely recognized as a safe and effective treatment for autism, ABA is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the New York State Department of Health. A much-needed boost in support for families, the tool also helps to ease the strain on over-burdened health services. Although not designed to replace a qualified Behavior Analyst, it offers parents the chance to embrace the challenge of ABA and create a brighter future for their child.

The interactive web-tool (http://www.simplestepsautism.com) aims to help every child rise to their potential by giving parents affordable access to much-needed resources. With guidance from ABA experts, real-life footage, dynamic teaching animations, a supportive online community, and much more, members can take their first crucial steps to becoming ‘parent-therapists’ through e-learning.

Professor Lester Manley, Chairman of Simple Steps, said: “Simple Steps can revolutionize the autism sector in the United States and around the world. The program is unique and it is constantly evolving thanks to our members – we know what works for them because they tell us.”

In addition to providing affordable and sustainable parent support, Simple Steps is dedicated to preserving the integrity of ABA, and reinvesting heavily in the autism sector.

Dr Tony Byrne, father of two children that have autism and Chairman of charity PEAT (Parents’ Education as Autism Therapists), said: “This project is a fantastic development for the autism community. By using this online platform, millions of parents are just a click away from the help, guidance, and support that they so desperately need.”

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