Top Autism Treatments & Working with Professionals
There is no single best intervention for someone with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). Studies have confirmed that early intervention is very important, a variety of therapies combined to meet the individual needs of the person, and a highly structured specialized program works best.
Currently Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for autism spectrum disorders. Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General states, "Thirty years of research demonstrated the efficacy of applied behavioral methods in reducing inappropriate behavior and in increasing communication, learning, and appropriate social behaviors. The goal of behavioral management is to reinforce desirable behaviors and reduce undesirable ones." Association for Science in Autism Treatment
Report of the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Early Intervention Program