The National Institutes of Health awarded research grants to institutions in Atlanta, Boston, and Los Angeles. The funds will be used to improve tools and techniques to diagnose and treat autism in children. The Reading Room provides additional information about the latest autism research and therapies.
No standardized treatments exist for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Instead, treatment strategies vary based on the type and severity of symptom presentation.
It’s important to consider that not all therapies are equal. While some treatment options have been tested in well-designed studies (evidence-based), others are only now emerging. Some of these are well established (evidence-based) while others maybe promising or emerging therapeutics requiring further assessment of its clinical utility.