Autism Counselling in Perth, WA

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Hayley Moulton
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Midland, WA 6056
My areas of interest include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, autism spectrum disorder, life transitions and cognitive assessments.
I’m an empathic registered psychologist who uses a client-driven, collaborative, and holistic approach to therapy. I believe that therapeutic change must be based on a trusting and empathic therapeutic relationship and I work to provide a space where my clients feel safe and heard. I implement evidence-based interventions to help facilitate change and insight. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure you meet your therapeutic goals.
My areas of interest include depression, anxiety, relationship issues, autism spectrum disorder, life transitions and cognitive assessments.
I’m an empathic registered psychologist who uses a client-driven, collaborative, and holistic approach to therapy. I believe that therapeutic change must be based on a trusting and empathic therapeutic relationship and I work to provide a space where my clients feel safe and heard. I implement evidence-based interventions to help facilitate change and insight. I will work collaboratively with you to ensure you meet your therapeutic goals.
(08) 6171 2918 View (08) 6171 2918
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Benji Iriks
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
Midland, WA 6056
Hi I'm Ben (they/him) and I am a proudly neurodivergent therapist with a gentle and easygoing approach. I have lived neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ experience, so I am very welcoming and open to a diverse range of clients and I have a deep understanding of the struggles involved. I am experienced in providing therapy for a wide scope of issues including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and Gender Dysphoria. I have 7 years of experience working across a range of ages in disability support, and have worked with a range of ages in my psychological practice.
Hi I'm Ben (they/him) and I am a proudly neurodivergent therapist with a gentle and easygoing approach. I have lived neurodivergent and LGBTQIA+ experience, so I am very welcoming and open to a diverse range of clients and I have a deep understanding of the struggles involved. I am experienced in providing therapy for a wide scope of issues including ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, and Gender Dysphoria. I have 7 years of experience working across a range of ages in disability support, and have worked with a range of ages in my psychological practice.
(08) 6109 9057 View (08) 6109 9057
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Cheong Wong
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Alfred Cove, WA 6154
I am trained in EMDR, and have a particular interest in supporting people with trauma, anxiety, stress, and Autism.
Finding the right psychologist can be a daunting task. How do you know if you have found the right one? Will you feel comfortable with them? Will they know how to treat you? I am a clinical psychology registrar, and although I have treated many people from different walks of life, no therapist can be a good fit for every client. As a risk-free option, if you have a GP psychology referral letter and you find that I am not a good fit for you during your first session, this session will be bulk-billed at no cost to you.
I am trained in EMDR, and have a particular interest in supporting people with trauma, anxiety, stress, and Autism.
Finding the right psychologist can be a daunting task. How do you know if you have found the right one? Will you feel comfortable with them? Will they know how to treat you? I am a clinical psychology registrar, and although I have treated many people from different walks of life, no therapist can be a good fit for every client. As a risk-free option, if you have a GP psychology referral letter and you find that I am not a good fit for you during your first session, this session will be bulk-billed at no cost to you.
0477 228 807 View 0477 228 807
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Amit Londhe
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, WA 6056
I am a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Psychologist specializing in NDIS clients with extensive experience in Autism, addressing challenging behavior, and enhancing self-esteem.
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
I am a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Psychologist specializing in NDIS clients with extensive experience in Autism, addressing challenging behavior, and enhancing self-esteem.
Seeking psychological support amid life's challenges can be tough. As a seasoned Psychologist with experience across the lifespan within the Medicare and the NDIS framework, I aim to offer a transformative journey to bridge these challenges. Imagine your mind as a room—I'm here to declutter and organize, making life's navigation smoother. I am here to provide understanding, personalised support, and tangible progress. Unlock the potential to a brighter future with a 15-minute free phone consultation. Let's connect, understand your goals, and embark on a journey to mental wellness together.
(08) 6118 7713 View (08) 6118 7713
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Josip Vujica
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Harrisdale, WA 6112
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
I am a passionate psychologist who collaboratively works with adolescents and adults across diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to address their treatment goals. I have a keen interest in the interrelationship between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions and how they affect overall health. I predominatly work with autism, OCD, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, self-esteem/ self-worth, work matters, and ADHD. I also offer comprehensive ADHD and personality assessments, while also offering life-coaching. I support clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking/ behaving, and teach adaptive coping techniques.
(08) 6120 1482 View (08) 6120 1482
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Tara McDonald
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Tara uses evidence-based approaches to support people experiencing anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, & Stress.
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
Tara uses evidence-based approaches to support people experiencing anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, & Stress.
Tara McDonald is a registered psychologist and board approved supervisor who has worked extensively with a range of complex and special needs populations giving her a range of specialised skills. Additionally, she has a motivational and optimistic outlook to human potential making difficult conversations flow with ease, and treatment planning to unique needs seem less daunting. Tara provides evidence based treatment protocols to a range of mental health challenges to all ages including children, teens and adults alike. We love her easy going, easy to talk to style and her trusted opinion to whatever circumstance.
(08) 6206 8913 View (08) 6206 8913
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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Dr Natalia Rusnac
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with a special interest in supporting adults who identify as neurodivergent, for example adults who are on the autism spectrum and/or who are struggling with ADHD symptoms. I work with a wide range of difficulties, such as self-esteem issues, chronic health concerns, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotion regulation difficulties, grief and loss, trauma, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, burnout. I want to go beyond coping and help people build lives that bring them joy, because coping is not the same as being happy.
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Ruth Minkov
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in diagnosis of Autism in women, and my assessments take into consideration "camouflaging" or compensatory behaviours. I offer follow-up sessions to assist the individual to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to establish relevant supports. I am able to provide reports for the NDIS.
I offer neuroaffirming neuropsychological, academic, Autism and ADHD assessment for teens and adults, both via Telehealth and in Abbotsford, Melbourne. I have a strong professional interest in diagnosis of Autism in women, and my assessments take into consideration "camouflaging" or compensatory behaviours. I offer follow-up sessions to assist the individual to process the diagnosis (or absence of a diagnosis), and to establish relevant supports. I am able to provide reports for the NDIS.
(03) 7003 2743 View (03) 7003 2743
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Jade Deglaitis
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
I am a generally registered psychologist who has experience working across the lifespan. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, adults and families with neurodiversity, in particular the autism spectrum. However, I have experience working with a range of presentations and always welcome connecting with new clients to determine how I can support them in reaching their goals.
(08) 7078 8384 View (08) 7078 8384
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Lisa Formosa
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
Receive individualised support to create the life you choose. Choose a practitioner who understands Autism, ADHD, neurodivergence, high sensitivity and introversion. Share what its like inhabiting a world that hasn’t understood you. Develop your inner self knowledge. Access Neurodiversity Affirmative Practice.
(03) 7302 8068 View (03) 7302 8068
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Thalia Koulas - Therapy Shmerapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
I specialise in supporting the LGBTQIA+ and neurodivergent communities, with focus on autism, LGBTQIA+ issues, and complex trauma. I have experience working with people aged 14 and above. I aim to create a non-judgmental space, ensuring inclusivity and genuineness in every session. I can work with people at all stages of life, from queer people out in the community, to people suspecting they may be autistic. I take particular interest in AFAB and neurodivergent people, and the entire LGBTQIA+ community. I am not suitable for people seeking CBT.
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Ayna Hennessy
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
Overwhelmed? I have lived experience and extensive knowledge of the complexities of ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, disordered eating & chronic pain. My unique life with exposure to diversity and unexpected curveballs has shaped me into an insightful, reflective and understanding counsellor. My thirst for knowledge, hyper-focus skills and resolve to fight led to me seeking out my own answers surrounding my health. It finally paid off, & I hope it can help you. I am treated/mentored/supervised and trained by the MVPs in ADHD & its many comorbidities which helps you. I do not refuse vulnerable & complex clients; I used to be one.
(03) 7003 2926 View (03) 7003 2926
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Krysia Kostrz
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000  (Online Only)
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
Hi there! I love working with adults seeking to discover more about themselves. I'm lucky to be part of that moment of realisation, of clarity and understanding clients often experience - when everything finally makes sense! I provide ADHD and Autism assessments for adults via Telehealth, and therapy for adolescents and adults, with appointments available after hours and on weekends, and have immediate availability. My work is neurodiversity-affirming, and based on Community Psychology values and principles - my work is personal, relational and collective. I celebrate Neurodivergence, and I will celebrate you!
(03) 4245 1035 View (03) 4245 1035
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Dr Shelley Viskovich
Psychologist, PhD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Perth, WA 6000
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
I offer neurodivergent affirming assessments (17+ Autism/ADHD) in person at Pullenvale (Queensland) and via telehealth.
Assessment only - therapy books are closed, I am not waitlisting clients, and sadly I am unable to provide referral options. Welcome and thanks for taking the time to view my profile. I am a clinical psychologist specialising in assessing complex neurodivergent clients (Autism, ADHD, PDA, BPD, CPTSD, Bipolar, OCD) particularly those who do not present in stereotypical ways or mask heavily, preventing earlier identification. Being neurodivergent myself, I have lived experience in addition to extensive clinical training to support clients.
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Anna Gavrilova
Psychologist, MA, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
I am a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in private settings and within schools and universities. I provide a warm and empathic approach to therapy focusing on increasing insight and self-awareness to build resilience. I have experience in the treatment of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, mood disorders, family of origin issues, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders. I also work with neurodiverse induvial such as those who are Autistic or have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have a specific interest in the female presentation of Autism.
I am a clinical psychologist who has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in private settings and within schools and universities. I provide a warm and empathic approach to therapy focusing on increasing insight and self-awareness to build resilience. I have experience in the treatment of a variety of difficulties, including anxiety, mood disorders, family of origin issues, interpersonal problems, and personality disorders. I also work with neurodiverse induvial such as those who are Autistic or have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). I have a specific interest in the female presentation of Autism.
(08) 6490 9073 View (08) 6490 9073
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New Days
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Armadale, WA 6112
New Days provides support for individuals looking for an assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder and Intellectual Disability. New Days provides Psychotherapy for a range of mental disorders, including, Anxiety, Depression, Self-image and identity, Specific Phobias Relationship issues, Trauma Informed Practice, Suicidality & Self-harm management, and Grief and loss.
New Days provides support for individuals looking for an assessment for Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Specific Learning Disorder and Intellectual Disability. New Days provides Psychotherapy for a range of mental disorders, including, Anxiety, Depression, Self-image and identity, Specific Phobias Relationship issues, Trauma Informed Practice, Suicidality & Self-harm management, and Grief and loss.
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Jerome Gillbard
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006
My areas of interests include; mens mental health, performance psychology, depression, anxiety, stress-reduction, life transitions, cognitive, ADHD, and Autism assessments.
I’m a generally registered psychologist who’s friendly nature and client-centred approach to therapy allow clients to feel supported, heard, and understood. I provide a safe collaborative space for clients to explore their unique challenges using evidenced based practices. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy and trust underpins meaningful and lasting change. I also understand that reaching out for support is the first step but it’s often the most difficult.
My areas of interests include; mens mental health, performance psychology, depression, anxiety, stress-reduction, life transitions, cognitive, ADHD, and Autism assessments.
I’m a generally registered psychologist who’s friendly nature and client-centred approach to therapy allow clients to feel supported, heard, and understood. I provide a safe collaborative space for clients to explore their unique challenges using evidenced based practices. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship based on empathy and trust underpins meaningful and lasting change. I also understand that reaching out for support is the first step but it’s often the most difficult.
(08) 9316 6805 View (08) 9316 6805
Photo of Danielle Zappavigna, Psychologist in Perth, WA
Danielle Zappavigna
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Wembley, WA 6014
I work with: anxiety and depression, difficulty adjusting to a life challenge or a life change, traumatic life events, difficult events in childhood, recovery from bullying, workplace issues, relationship problems, adjustment to diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism, parents of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
I work with: anxiety and depression, difficulty adjusting to a life challenge or a life change, traumatic life events, difficult events in childhood, recovery from bullying, workplace issues, relationship problems, adjustment to diagnosis of ADHD and/or Autism, parents of children with disabilities and medical conditions.
I love being a psychologist. It’s a genuine pleasure and joy to work with people, to be invited to hear about their lives, their challenges and what they want for themselves. In working with people, I’m interested in tailoring therapy to each individual client. I recognise that every person has their unique way of being in the world and way of looking at the world, and so will have their own needs and wants in how therapy will work for them.
(08) 6490 9769 View (08) 6490 9769
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Pathway Counselling and Therapies
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Roleystone, WA 6111
I have worked in a number of areas including family separation/conflict, domestic violence, early childhood trauma and attachment, intellectual disability and autism and general counselling.
Confidentiality, non-judgement and active listening are key foundations for building positive therapeutic outcomes. It requires honesty and openness not only by the client, but also by the therapist. There should be mutual motivation to achieve and meet goals where the therapist cares about the client developing tools to manage their life.
I have worked in a number of areas including family separation/conflict, domestic violence, early childhood trauma and attachment, intellectual disability and autism and general counselling.
Confidentiality, non-judgement and active listening are key foundations for building positive therapeutic outcomes. It requires honesty and openness not only by the client, but also by the therapist. There should be mutual motivation to achieve and meet goals where the therapist cares about the client developing tools to manage their life.
(08) 6171 3803 View (08) 6171 3803

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.