Autism Treatments

How can a family decide  what kind of intervention is best for their child? 

There is a  diverse range of :

  • Established treatments  (have had several published peer-reviewed studies). There are currently 11 identified established treatments recognized by the The National Standards Project
  • Emerging treatments (have few published, peer-reviewed studies).
  • Unestablished treatments( may or may not be based on research).

Guidance can be found at :

Video Glossary (Autism Speaks) is available with a focus on treatments that include some of the more commonly used interventions for children on the autism spectrum: behavioral interventions, developmental interventions, structured teaching and supports, clinical therapies, and toddler treatment models.There are  evidence based practices, interventions, therapies, supports and services for individuals diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder:

Vermont Family Network provides general information about Autism. VFN does not promote or endorse the information, interventions, treatments, training, events or resources contained on this site. Vermont Family Network has not validated and is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties.

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