Autism Treatments Directory
Autism cannot be cured, but treatments can help those with autism learn to function better in the world. They can help an autistic person learn to relate to others, do purposeful activities, communicate, take care of himself or herself, and more. It's common for someone with autism to attend individual programs for behavior and skills development that may involve the help of a psychologist, special education teacher, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and more. Medications may also help control symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how autism is treated, what to expect from treatment, and much more.
Therapy for Autism: Which is Best for My Child?
Therapies for autism spectrum disorder vary but they’re proven to be successful. Which could be the right treatment for your child?
What Are the Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Although there’s no cure for autism, there are different treatments that can help manage symptoms. Learn how various treatments can help with behaviors, communication, and more.
Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism
WebMD examines the role of occupational therapy in a treatment plan for autism.
Gluten Free/Casein Free Diets for Autism
WebMD explains the theory behind the gluten-free/casein-free (GFCF) diet for autism.
Finding the Right Autism Treatment
Hundreds of treatments have been proposed for autism, from dolphin therapy to intense, one-on-one behavioral therapy. Most are untested.
Early Autism Treatment
WebMD provides information about early autism treatment that involves imagination and playtime with kids.