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Phone: (661)946-1234 Fax: (661) 946-5678

6742 East Avenue H, Lancaster CA 93535



10824 Topanga Canyon Blvd. Chatsworth CA 91311


Phone: (818) 882-0200 Fax: (818) 882-0206

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The Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism is a non-public school which is committed to helping children reach their highest potential. It is our goal to assist students to increase academic focus and build upon strengths while minimizing challenges. The Academy for Advancement of Children with Autism offers the most cutting edge, research based treatment modalities available to date. These treatment modalities include Applied Behavior Analysis, DIR/Floortime Therapy, Adaptive Physical Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills, Functional Life Skills, Community Based Instruction, Career Guidance, Work Experience, and Physical Therapy


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National surveys estimate U.S. autism prevalence at 1 in 40

December 03, 2018

About 1 in 40 children in the United States has autism, according to a survey conducted in 2016. Roughly 30 percent of those children were not being treated for the condition at the time

Children with autism, developmental delays nearly 50 percent more likely to be overweight, obese

October 22, 2018

A new study reveals that children with developmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are up to 50 percent more likely to be overweight or obese compared with the general population.

The Rising Rate of Autism in Kids

October 22, 2018

Is there an autoimmune connection and can diet help?

Teenager with autism shares her experience to create peer understanding

April 18, 2018


In Clarksville, a teenage girl with autism saw an opportunity after being bullied by one of her classmates. She wanted to build bridges, to help her peers understand the world she lives in every day.For 13-year-old Sarah Roberts, walking into Rossview Middle School has its own set of challenges. She says her quirks would draw snickers from her classmates. That did not stop her from sharing the message that everyone is a little different.

Children with autism have gastrointestinal and immune system deregulation, research finds

April 18, 2018

Researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute have found that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have reduced immune system regulation, as well as shifts in their gut microbiota. The immune deregulation appears to facilitate increased inflammation and may be linked to the gastrointestinal issues so often experienced by children with ASD. The research was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

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