Overview of autism interventions

Erin Kang, Rachel G. McDonald, Susan W. White

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3 Scopus citations


This chapter provides an overview of the literature examining evidence-based interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). We review a wide range of treatment options and intervention approaches with empirical support, including several psychosocial interventions (e.g., early intensive behavioral interventions, and cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches, social skills interventions) and pharmacological and biological interventions, as well as emerging less-supported approaches that are promising. The review includes description, symptoms targeted, as well as state of the evidence in the extant literature for the intervention approaches. Based on this review, we describe challenges the field now faces and implications for future research and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Neuroscience of Autism
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780128163931
ISBN (Print)9780128167366
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022


  • Autism
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • Interventions
  • Treatment


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