L.A. center is allowed to resume therapy for children with autism

06/20/2010 | Disability Scoop

A preliminary legal settlement says a state-funded therapy center in Los Angeles must continue to provide an autism therapy deemed effective by parents. A group of families had sued the Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center after it stopped providing therapy called "DIR" -- which stands for Developmental, Individual Difference, Relationship -- after a state law took effect that banned "experimental treatments." The therapy is the basis for Floortime, which has been used for many years with little supporting research.

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