Researchers modified a cognitive behavior therapy program designed for children with high-functioning ASD to help young adults with ASD deal with anxiety. The Autism Reading Room provides additional information about the latest therapies to help ASD patients.
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.