We are very excited to be working together to develop a new model of integrated wellness to specifically address the needs of individuals with ASD.
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 12, 2011
Special Learning, Inc., an online comprehensive Autism solutions company, today announced its partnership with Balancing Point Center for Wellness, an integrated wellness and fertility clinic located in Chicago. Special Learning will work with Balancing Point to develop a Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) practice for individuals with Autism. In delivering the service, Balancing Point will use research-based treatment protocols proven to be safe and effective to develop and implement individualized, holistic treatment programs for individuals with Autism.
Autism is fast becoming one of the most prevalent disorders affecting children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2010), Autism affects 1 in 110 children in the United States alone. With estimated growth rates of 10 to 17% annually, Autism is reaching epidemic proportions.
Use of alternative medical therapies is popular among families with Autism as parents try unproven therapies in an effort to provide a better life for their children. Unfortunately, some alternative care providers rely upon a single therapy method to treat specific symptoms, which is often short of addressing the overall, comprehensive and specific needs of individuals with Autism. Yet the rise in popularity of alternative treatments continues to rise. Accordingly, as the use of CAM treatments is so prevalent in individuals with Autism, the American Academy of Pediatrics has even issued a position statement that advises pediatricians to be supportive of families in their search for alternative treatment methods.
Through this partnership, Special Learning and Balancing Point Center for Wellness will develop a model for delivering a system of outcomes-based, complementary, integrated care that works closely with conventional medical interventions and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapies to positively impact the lives of people with Autism spectrum disorder.
About Balancing Point Center for Wellness (http://www.balancing-point.com)
Balancing Point Center for Wellness is one of Chicago’s leading integrated wellness, pain management, and fertility clinics. The practice utilizes the best of Eastern and Western medicine to provide holistic, balanced, and customized treatment for each and every patient. As an innovative leader in the industry, Balancing Point utilizes its expertise to create well-rounded, evidence-based programs to meet the under served needs of the market.
About Special Learning (http://www.special-learning.com)
Special Learning is dedicated to becoming the global leader for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) solutions by leveraging technology to provide every person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) attain an abundant and fulfilling life.
Through their comprehensive information and resource portal, Special Learning provides the global Autism community with a broad range of valuable resources, web-based & downloadable tools, including mobile apps, ABA training & education products, and professional services designed to empower parents, teachers and providers so that they can help individuals with Autism move up the skills spectrum intuitively, successfully and affordably.
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