TEACCH is an acronym for Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communication-Handicapped Children, a term which describes the various activities undertaken by Division TEACCH, part of the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina in the USA.
Special emphasis is placed on helping people with autism and their families live together more effectively by reducing or removing 'autistic behaviours'.
This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..
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