• Engaging Autism: The Floortime Approach to Helping Children Relate, Communicate and Think by Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (2006), PerseusBooks. • The Child with Special Needs: Encouraging Intellectual and Emotional Growth by Stanley Greenspan, M.D. and Serena Wieder, Ph.D. (1997), Perseus Books • Visual/Spatial Portals to
Many families wonder about the use of medications to treat autism and related disorders. For decades,doctors have been using many different medications off-label to treat various symptoms of ASDs. In2007, the medication risperidone (Risperdal) was given the first FDA approval for marketing a medicationfor autism, specifically for the control of aggression, and in 2009 aripiprazole (Abilify) was added as well.