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Autism MEAL Plan

Autism MEAL Plan is a behaviourally based parent-training curriculum to address feeding problems associated with autism.

Autism Preschool Program

The Autism Preschool Program based at the University of Manitoba uses a variety of behavioural and language development methods

Autism Rehabilitation Therapy

Autism rehabilitation therapy is a patterning therapy based on a series of movement patterns which facilitate neurological feedback to the brain.

Autism Screening Questionnaire (ASQ)

The Autism Screening Questionnaire (now called the Social Communication Questionnaire) is a screening tool designed to identify children who may be on the autism spectrum.

Autism Spectrum Conditions

Autism spectrum conditions is an umbrella term for a range of neurological conditions which are characterised by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development including social skills, communication and repetitive behaviour.

Autism Spectrum Conditions – Enhancing Nurture and Development Programme

Autism Spectrum Conditions – Enhancing Nurture and Development (ASCEND) is a support programme for parents and carers of children on the autism spectrum.

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism spectrum disorders is an umbrella term for a range of neurological conditions which are characterised by severe and pervasive impairment in several areas of development including social skills, communication and repetitive behaviour.

AutismPro system

The AutismPro system is an online, customisable package of tools, content and programming that helps educational institutions train educators and manage learning programmes for students with autism.

Autistic Disorder

Autistic disorder is a form of autism.  It is also known as autism, childhood autism, early infantile autism, Kanner's syndrome or infantile psychosis.

Autonomic Nervous System

The autonomic nervous system is the part of the nervous system responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes.

Aventyl

Aventyl is a brand name for nortriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.

Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy

Ayres sensory integration therapy is another term for Sensory Integrative Therapy, an intervention which is designed to mitigate abnormal behaviours caused by sensory sensitivity.

Ayurveda

Ayurveda is an holistic system of medicine that seeks to help people achieve and maintain balance of mind, body and spirit.

About This Glossary

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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