Two subsequent government plans introduced specialised teaching units within some mainstream schools.
They also added more regional centres and stepped up efforts at the centres to make earlier diagnoses.
It took another four years before Sajidi’s parents learnt about ABA and found professionals to work with him – at which point his behaviour started to improve.
That transformation led to Futuro School, which Sajidi’s father founded in 2004.
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The drug used in the trial belongs to a group known as NKB antagonists (blockers), which were developed as a treatment for schizophrenia but have been “sitting on a shelf unused”, according to Professor Waljit Dhillo, a professor of endocrinology and metabolism Research from Oxford University found that more than one million extra people suffering from mental health problems would benefit from being prescribed drugs and criticised “ideological” reasons doctors use to avoid doing so.
When Sajidi was 10, his father stumbled upon an article online in which a Canadian couple described the behaviour of their son with autism.
It’s filled with colourful equipment: giant exercise balls, gym mats, a ball pit.
He and his wife spent more than six months looking for a child psychiatrist who would change their son’s diagnosis to autism.
With that new diagnosis, they took their boy out of the day hospital and enrolled him in a mainstream school for two hours a week.
In 2016, the government removed the school’s experimental label and granted it 15 more years of funding.
Sajidi is now 90 per cent independent, thanks to the continued behavioural interventions he has received, according to his father. France lags about four decades behind countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom when it comes to diagnosing and treating autism, says Danièle Langloys, president of the advocacy group Autisme France.