This section contains an alphabetic list of interventions, and some specific techniques, designed to help people with autism spectrum disorders.
You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an intervention.
If you know of an intervention which is not listed here please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an intervention if we do not consider it appropriate.
The fact that an intervention or technique is listed here does not necessarily mean that we support its use. Nor does it mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.
Over time we hope to evaluate each of the interventions and techniques in this section, providing a ranking which tells you the level of scientific evidence which supports or does not support its use. You can find details of the interventions we have already ranked in the list of Evaluated interventions
B-alanyl histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body
B-alanyl-L-histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body
A form of homeopathy in which flowers are steeped or boiled in water, the resulting tincture being diluted many times.
BAICA is an acronym for Behavioral Interventions for Anxiety in Children with Autism, a cognitive behavioural treatment programme for children with autism.
Acronym for the Body Ecology Diet, which was originally created to treat systemic fungal infections. It has since been modified to correct a range of nutritional deficiencies and heal a range of gastro-intestinal problems.
Scheme which encourages individuals to benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer befriender
Another term for applied behavioural analysis.
Behavioral Interventions for Anxiety in Children with
Autism – also known as BAICA – is a cognitive behavioural treatment programme for children with autism.
Behavioural interventions are designed to encourage appropriate behaviour – such as getting dressed or talking to other people – and to discourage inappropriate behaviour – such as self harm or aggression towards others.
Therapists, teachers and/or parents break down the desired behaviours into small, achievable tasks which are then taught in a very structured manner.
Belivon® is a brand name for risperidone, an atypical antipsychotic.
Form of anxiolytic drug, used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems. They are usually given over a short period of time to help relaxation.
Benzatropine is an anticholinergic drug used in patients to reduce the side effects of antipsychotic treatment, such as pseudoparkinsonism and dystonia.
A specific form of auditory integration training invented by Guy Bérard
Alkaloid found in some plants which is sometimes used as an anti-fungal and anti-biotic supplement.
A type of adrenoreceptor blocking agent. This is a class of drugs used to treat a range of conditions including hypertension, angina, irregular heart beat, heart failure and heart attack.
Beta-alanyl-L-histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body
Another term for Melatonin, the hormone which regulates our biological clock
BH4 is another term for tetrahydrobiopterin, a naturally occurring nutrient and essential cofactor of the three aromatic amino acid hydroxylase enzymes,
Another name for cell salts, a form of homeopathy in which tiny amounts of minerals, usually in the form of tablets, are taken.
Treatment which incorporates energetic medicine, enzyme therapy and complete food and environmental allergy elimination.