Ask any autism parent what they want for their child, and they’ll probably say something like this: “Connections. Friends. Flexibility. Self-worth …. To make a friend, roll with changes in the schedule, share an experience or achieve something new.” But how do we cultivate these qualities and facilitate these experiences? That’s the question posed in
Hot off the presses: Project Rex members have published a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research – Mental Health titled Social Skills Training for Adolescents With Autism Spectrum Disorder Using Facebook (Project Rex Connect): A Survey Study. The study objective was to assess the feasibility and clinical impact of using Facebook in combination
What do you do when you live in a rural location and you need to access mental health services? In this age of telehealth, autism families have the option to access psychiatry services at a distance.
Can you imagine making a five-hour round trip journey just to see a psychiatrist? Such was the case for Kim Coker of Johnsonville, SC and her son Jacob, a patient of MUSC Project Rex founder Dr. Frampton Gwynette.
Big news for the autism community this week: as of next year, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy will be covered by all government health insurance plans. This sets a positive precedent and increases the likelihood of additional ABA coverage within the private insurance sector as well. “The U.S. government has made what is being called