- Scientists agree that the earlier a child receives early intervention services the better the child’s prognosis. All children with autism can benefit from early intervention, and some may gain enough skills to be able to attend a mainstream school.
- The most effective treatments available today are applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and occupational, speech and physical therapy, which have proven to be the most effective.
- There is no cure for autism, and most individuals with ASD will need support and services throughout their lifetime.
- Many supposed “cures” for autism advertised on the internet are not backed through scientific studies and can be harmful.
Taken from http://autismsciencefoundation.org/