4. ASD treatment options include applied behavior analysis.
There is no one standard treatment for ASD. Healthcare providers may prescribe medication to help control symptoms, such as hyperactivity, anxiety, depression and irritability. Behavioral therapy, including a technique called applied behavior analysis, helps people with ASD (and their families) develop communication and socialization skills. Many people with ASD also benefit from speech therapy, occupational therapy, sensory integration therapy, and special education services. Some people say special diets and nutritional supplements can improve ASD symptoms. Talk to your healthcare provider before trying a new diet, supplement or treatment.