Helpline: Autism - Therapies Support
Many caregivers work with professional dieticians to come up with special diets for their loved ones having autism. No specific diet for individuals with autism exists, but a dietician can create a plan that may help reduce or relieve some severe symptoms through gluten-free or casein-free foods.
Taking care of an autistic individual’s diet can be very challenging for caregivers. Contact our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch to get free information, advice, and emotional support for dealing with the nutritional challenges related to a loved one with an autism spectrum disorder ASD.
Behavioral Intervention Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum
While what therapy works best differs from one person to another, some of the proven and common interventions that can improve the motor, communication, and social skills of a child or adult with autism include:
- Applied behavior analysis, e.g. discrete trial training
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Social skills class
- Picture exchange communication system
For more effective information tools and resources about therapies for children with ASD, you can contact the Autism Response Team (ART). The team is specially trained to connect with people having ASD. Our fellow caregivers at ExtendaTouch can also provide you more information about the implementation and effectiveness of the above-listed behavioral interventions. Request contact of our network members now and receive free support, ideas, and advice.
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