Treatment for ASD should begin as soon as possible after diagnosis. Early treatment for ASD is important as proper care can reduce individuals' difficulties while helping them learn new skills and make the most of their strengths. The wide range of issues facing people with ASD means that there is no single best treatment for ASD. Working closely with a doctor or health care professional is an important part of finding the right treatment programme.
A doctor may use medication to treat some symptoms that are common with ASD. With medication, a person with ASD may have fewer problems with:
Behavioral, psychological, and educational therapy
People with ASD may be referred to doctors who specialize in providing behavioral, psychological, educational, or skill-building interventions.
These programs are typically highly structured and intensive and may involve parents, siblings, and other family members.
Programs may help people with ASD: