Autism interventions attempt to lessen the deficits and behaviours associated with Autism Apectrum Disorder (ASD) so as to improve the quality of life and functional independence of children with autism. Treatments typically fall into two major categories:
1. Educational interventions, which includes Special Education and Behavior Therapy
2. Therapeutic intervention, which includes Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy and Physiotherapy
Training, counselling and support are also given to families of children with ASD. Intensive, sustained special education programs and behavior therapy early in life can help children with ASD acquire self-care, social, and job skills. Often, it improves functioning as well as decrease symptom severity and maladaptive behaviors.