Akhil Autism Foundation believes autism is a Medical disorder,  with Brain-Mind-Body disconnect.

  • Mission:Every autistic individual deserves treatment and every parent and professionals needs education. Make all the treatments affordable and accessible to every individual.
  • Vision: Unleashing the view of Autism as a medical disorder, provide holistic and open minded  interventions to individuals with Autism and transition them to make them  functional and independent in life and eventually towards an acceptance to the outside world.

Our View of Autism

  • Autism is an epidemic and it started with a view as psychological disorder. The view is now is changing towards medical disorder gradually. Though mainstream doctors see Autism from behavior perspective and offer Behavior Therapy as first line of treatment.
  • Key players to standardize, research and bring it into mainstream with insurance coverage were .B.F.Skinner, IvarLovaas.
  • Few researchers like Stanley Greenspan(DIR Floortime), Dr Miller (Miller method), SonRise, Steven Gutstein Ph.D. (RDI) program brought some other approaches and changed the perspective of autism to Relationship building adding brain development and reflexes.
  • Quick summary of views:-
    • Traditional view: Autistic individual requires Behavior intervention – shape up behaviors, provide Speech Therapy, Occupational therapy, Academic education based on comprehension and output shown by the body.
    • Emerging view: Autistic individual needs medical treatments,relationship intervention, sensory integration(integrated reflexes), Speech therapy, academic based and employment
    • AAF view: Autism medical disorder with mind-brain-body disconnect. Parents, professionals, caregivers need education and support. RPM and Neurosensory motor reflex integration therapies to connect mind-brain-body.Two autistic individuals are not same thus treatment results will vary. Novel treatments are necessary.
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