Research & Treatment, Inc. (A.R.T.) is a foundation
designed to serve persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Our goal is to support professional and student initiated
empirical studies that focus on treatment of autism.
A.R.T. strives to learn more about new and effective
procedures for children with autism through empirically
validated studies and to disseminate the acquired
The creation of A.R.T. was motivated by needs of students
involved in training and autism research. Please browse
our site to see our upcoming events, current grant
offers, and our Global Advisory Board.
Swing Jam returns for 2008!
On April 26th, we will be hosting
our 2nd Annual Swing Jam Autism Fundraiser! Please
check out our Swing Jam webpage for more information
about this event which includes: dance competition,
live music, workshop, live band, and raffle!
Music will be provided by:
Were you at our seminar at the Orange County Regional
Center on March 4th?
Check our Research
page for sample Video Modeling videos. The topic was
Key Social Skills to Treatment Outcomes: Play
and a whole lot more!
"Social skills deficits have long been associated
with autism spectrum disorder. However, it has only
been recently that we have learned that they play
a main function in the success of a treatment program
for a child with autism. Not only do these social
skills improve the child's treatment and functioning
in the present, but our data has shown promising results
suggesting that the presence of social skills, or
the acquisition of social skills, is associated with
better treatment outcome and overall functioning at
follow-up, many years after treatment may have ceased,
into adulthood. The present workshop will discuss
the key social behaviors that should be included in
early intervention treatment programs in order to
maximize treatment gains and improve follow-up results.
The workshop will include state-of-the art treatment
procedures that have been empirically verified to
increase these key social skills."
Puzzle-Piece Jewelry Now Available Online!
Please click on the image below
to view our puzzle-piece jewlery line supporting Autism
Research & Treatment's cause.
A Swingin' Good Time
November 10th, 2007, Autism Research & Treatment,
Inc. teamed up with the Claremont Colleges Lindy Club.
By bringing the kind hearts of swing dancers from
around South California, and vision of AR&T we
ran a spectacular event.
The evening included an 18-piece big-band, some of
LA's finest dancers, and a raffle with tons of fun
prizes. Thanks to all the volunteers, instructors,
and all the students and community members of Claremont
who came out and supported autism research.