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Autism Treatments

There's no known cure for autism. But there are enough autism treatment options to fill a library full of books. Find out what's available, how it works, how it's provided, and whether it's right for you or your child.
  1. All About ABA (12)
  2. Autism Specialists 101 (12)
  3. Choosing Autism Treatments (10)
  4. Developmental Treatments (8)
  5. Drugs Used to Treat Autism (4)
  6. Improving Social Skills (8)
  7. New/Alternative Treatments (13)
  8. Sensory Integration Therapy (7)
  9. Special Diets and Autism (12)
  10. Supplements for Autism (7)
  11. Techniques and Therapies for Learning Life Skills (1)
  12. The Biomedical Debate (3)

What to Do When Autism Treatments Don't Work
What do you do when autism treatments don't work? How do you decide whether it's time to take action? Here are concrete questions to ask as you determine whether now is the time for a change.

Tips for Funding Autism Treatments
How can families afford autism treatments? Here are some hints and tips from reader Mike Bernoski and your About.com Guide to Autism.

How to Save Money on Autism Treatments
Autism treatments can cost a fortune, but it's possible to save money while also providing your child with high-quality autism treatments. Find out how.

Top Treatments for Autism
Which are the best treatments for autism? While that's an open question, these are some of the most popular and effective treatments for autism. Of course, there is no hard and fast rule about which is "best," nor is there any law against mixing and matching techniques.

Low Cost, Low Risk Treatments for Autism
Treatments for autism are often costly - and many have the potential to cause signficant side effects. Even so, the treatments come with no guarantee of success for any individual child. But not every treatment for autism comes with a high tab or the possibility of serious risk. Here are a few options that are inexpensive ($10 - $100 total) and at least as likely to succeed as many of the highe…

Communicating with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)
PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) is commonly used for communicating with pre-verbal autistic children and adults. What is PECS? How does it work? And how is it different from other picture-based communication tools?

Should Parents Provide Their Own Children's Autism Therapy?
Should parents provide their own children's autism therapy? It may be a good idea!

Therapy at Home - Do You Provide Autism Therapy at Home
Many parents provide their own child's autism therapy at home. Are you such a parent? Which therapies do you provide? How did you learn to provide the therapy? Does it work out well for you?

Should Autistic Behaviors Be Accepted or Treated as Symptoms?
Should people with autism be expected to change their behaviors in order to fit in with others?

Why Autism Attracts Huxters, Hoaxes, and Confusion
It's not a coincidence that parents of children with autism are overwhelmed with "miracle cures." Find out why.

Five Ways to Become Your Child's Autism Therapist
If you feel you could do a good job as your autistic child's therapist, you're probably right. Here are a few ways to get started!

Tools to Help You Become Your Child's Autism Therapist
Yes, parents CAN become their child's autism therapist -- though it does take time, money, and (ideally) at least a little professional help to get started. Learn more about what's available and how to take advantage of online training options.

Use This One Amazing Therapy Daily to Help Your Autistic Child
Provide this one amazing intervention every day, and watch your child's abilities and engagement improve.

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