Policies for Adults with Autism in Alberta and Ontario In both Alberta and Ontario, services for adults with autism can be placed into the following categories: (a) Medication, (b) psychotherapy, (c) counseling, and (d) behavioral or other home care intervention (Autism Ontario, 2006). Typically, in both of these provinces, autism in adults is diagnosed by either a psychiatrist or a psychologist, who then can initiate a care plan. Such a plan would typically include the prescription of medications and the provision of therapy. Therapy could take the form of formal psychotherapy administered by a professional trained in a branch of this field, or of a more informal kind of counseling administered by a social worker. Each of these kinds of...The end:
.....sionals and decentralize decisions about longer-term services and support to community-based organizations that are typically underfunded. References ACDS. (2011). Alberta council of disability services. Retrieved from http://acds.ca/index.html Autism Ontario. (2006). Support and service needs of adolescents and adults with ASD with psychosocial problems. Retrieved from http://www.autismontario.com/client/aso/ao.nsf/object/AA8/$file/AA8.pdf Developmental Services Ontario. (2011). Services and support for adults with developmental disabilities. Retrieved from http://www.dsontario.ca/ Loiselle , C.G., Profetto -McGrath, J., & Polit , D.F. (2010). Canadian essentials of nursing research. Toronto, Ontario: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.