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.
- Behavioral therapy is the foundation for most treatment programs for children with autism.
- There is strong evidence that these interventions are most effective when started early, typically in the preschool years.
- 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.