This page provides links to information about some of the service-based interventions commonly used to help individuals with autism. It includes definitions, efficacy studies and reviews, other publications, and our evaluations of some of those interventions.
This page does not provide information about every service-based intervention used by people with autism, although we hope you will find it a useful starting point. If you know of any other service-based interventions we should include on this page please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The fact that an intervention is listed on this page does not necessarily mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence to support its use.
Our descriptions and evaluations do not constitute a recommendation about whether or not an intervention is suitable for a particular individual with autism. That is a decision for the individual with autism – and/or their carers, clinicians and others – to make.
Please see Autism Treatment Notes for more information about this and similar pages.
Standard healthcare services are designed to maintain the health and well-being of individuals with autism and include a wide range of treatments and therapies which are accepted and used by the majority of health care professionals.
Most standard health care providers use a variety of approaches and techniques. For example, occupational therapists, psychologists and speech and language therapists often work together using a combination of behavioural, developmental, AAC and motor-sensory interventions.
Please also see separate section on Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Services which are designed for assessing the needs of, and providing support to, individuals with autism in the community.
Services which are primarily concerned with educating and developing individuals with autism.
Please see separate section on Behavioural /Developmental Interventions
Services which are designed to help people with autism find and keep a job or other gainful employment suited to their needs and abilities.
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