Autism: Parent-Focused Approach Video News Release

Tuesday, June 2, 2014

Children with autism often struggle with communication and social skills and programs to help are limited.



Angie Nolte-Jarvis

Paxton’s Mom

Rene Deman, OT

OU Tolbert Center

Now, research at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center reveals a new parent-focused approach to therapy provides benefits for these children and their families.

The OU team presented their research findings to the legislature, DHS and the Governor’s Blue Ribbon panel. Their report recommends developing a way to recruit and train more professionals who can then teach the ConnectedKids techniques to more families.

For more information on autism and this project, visit the website of the Oklahoma Autism Network – a program of the Tolbert Center at the OU College of Allied Health –



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