Many different biomedical treatments are used in autism. The most widely used are medications to treat seizures and behavioral and emotional problems associated with autism.

  1. Behavioral therapy is the foundation for most treatment programs for children with autism.
  2. There is strong evidence that these interventions are most effective when started early, typically in the preschool years.
  3. A range of scientifically proven behavioral treatment has been developed for children with autism. These are mainly based on the principles of applied behavior analysis.