What works?

Intervention therapy that is grounded in evidence-based practice results in the greatest likelihood of positive outcomes for individuals on the autism spectrum. Therapy includes interventions carried out under the supervision of a qualified professional as well as practices that can be implemented by parents and caregivers.

There are a number of useful resources designed to guide parents and caregivers though the process of selecting appropriate evidence based therapies:

  • Amaze (formerly operating as Autism Victoria) has produced a helpful website Therapy Connect. This is designed to help parents/carers navigate therapy pathways for their child on the autism spectrum and includes descriptions of various therapies and professional roles.
  • Positive Partnerships¬†is a national initiative of free parent/carer workshops which use evidence-based materials and practical resources with a particular focus on creating and maintaining productive relationships between the home and school.
  • Raising Children Network¬†provides advice about:
    • Choosing evidence-based interventions
    • Choosing a good fit for your child and family
    • Intervention warning signs