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An autism treatment lost in California’s shift from Healthy Families
Los Angeles Times

Evan Kim was 2 years old when he was diagnosed as autistic last year, and his parents searched for some way to curb his head-banging tantrums.

Using a state-financed healthcare program for low-income families, they found therapists who could provide a specific kind of autism treatment aimed at analyzing and improving behavior. The therapists spent 40 hours a week with Evan at the family’s home in the Los Angeles area, coaxing him to stop the tantrums and improving his communication skills.