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Therapies

"While there is no known cure for autism, there are treatment and education approaches that may reduce some of the challenges associated with the condition. Intervention may help to lessen disruptive behaviors, and education can teach self-help skills that allow for greater independence. But just as there is no one symptom or behavior that identifies individuals with autism, there is no single treatment that will be effective for all people on the spectrum. Individuals can use the positive aspects of their condition to their benefit, but treatment must begin as early as possible and be tailored to the child's unique strengths, weaknesses and needs."

Reprinted from Autism Society 2014 http://www.autism-society.org/living-with-autism/treatment-options/

Evidence-Based Practices Comparison Chart This chart compares the lists of evidence-based practices developed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the National Autism Center, and the National Professional Development Center on ASD. Brief descriptions of the practices are also included.

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