• Early intervention can improve learning, communication and social skills, as well as underlying brain development.  

  • Applied behavior analysis (ABA) and therapies based on its principles are the most researched and commonly used behavioral interventions for autism. 

  • Many children affected by autism also benefit from other interventions such as speech and occupational therapy. 

  • Developmental regression, or loss of skills, such as language and social interests, affects around 1 in 5 children who will go on to be diagnosed with autism and typically occurs between ages 1 and 3. 


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