Treatment

While to date, no cure has been found for autism, research has demonstrated that there are numerous interventions which do effectively target the core symptoms.  Evidence indicates that early intervention is critical and many educational/behavioral interventions have been shown to be effective for individuals under the age of 22, as reported by the National Autism Center

Please visit the National Autism Center's 2015 National Standards Report to view the report on treatments, Evidence-Based Practice, and Autism in the Schools.

 

References: 

Autism Spectrum Disorders: Treatment. (2010). Retrieved October 1, 2010, from
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/treatment.html

Early Intervention is Key to Educating Children with Autism. (2001). Retrieved October 1, 2010 from
http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=10017

Visit the Association for Science in Autism Treatment to learn more about evidence-based interventions.