Science Daily: Link discovered between touch of individuals with autism, their social difficulties

I attribute much of Rob’s improvement to the sensory integration therapy we did with him.¬†He was highly tactilely defensive and did not seem to have a good sense of where his body ended. I am frustrated that sensory integration therapy was for many years dismissed by some in the autism community as another¬†quack therapy, because they didn’t understand why it worked. Now they are documenting the neural processes that connect touch, social difficulty, and autism.