A judge gave final approval Monday to a settlement agreement allowing families of autistic children in eastern Los Angeles County to receive a state-funded therapy for the disorder.
Last year, the Eastern Los Angeles County Regional Center, a nonprofit agency that coordinates state-funded services for the disabled, informed more than 100 families that it was discontinuing the treatment -- known as the DIR model -- as a result of state budget cuts.
Best known as Floortime, the treatment relies on a therapist to follow a child’s lead during play activities to develop communication and social skills.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Floortime Final Approval
Earlier posts mentioned a dispute over funding of Floortime in Los Angeles County. Alan Zarembo writes in The Los Angeles Times: