Autism Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Miranda M. Solis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78229
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population as well as with individuals on the Autism spectrum.
I graduated from UTSA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Philosophy and again in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I worked in higher education, counseling college students for nine years. While I have a passion for helping young adults navigate their mental health, I equally enjoy working with teens, couples and families. I draw from various therapeutic styles, including CBT and Relational-Cultural Theory. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach to journey alongside my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQIA+ population as well as with individuals on the Autism spectrum.
I graduated from UTSA in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Philosophy and again in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I worked in higher education, counseling college students for nine years. While I have a passion for helping young adults navigate their mental health, I equally enjoy working with teens, couples and families. I draw from various therapeutic styles, including CBT and Relational-Cultural Theory. I enjoy taking a person-centered approach to journey alongside my clients throughout the therapeutic process.
(210) 880-2393 View (210) 880-2393
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Kari Conyers-Brink
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I have been working in counseling since 2000. I provide individual and family therapy to those having difficulty with depression, anxiety, Autism, anger, ADHD/ADD, relationship and family issues.
I have been working in counseling since 2000. I provide individual and family therapy to those having difficulty with depression, anxiety, Autism, anger, ADHD/ADD, relationship and family issues.
(210) 796-8731 View (210) 796-8731
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Lindsey Autumn McGehee
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
I'm neurodiverse and am happy to help you and your family understand and thrive with the challenges Autism and ADHD can present in relationships and for parents.
Welcome to Therapy! Schedule now: www.sanantoniofamilytherapist.com/booking.html I'm proud of you for considering getting help. I'm here to tell you that anything you're going through in your personal life, your relationship, your work, or your parenting really can change and improve.​​ There can be a beautiful story for you to write in your future. Having someone who can understand you, believe in your best, and help you overcome the challenges you are facing can make all the difference. It is a good day to stop carrying your struggles alone. Reach out for help today. 210-201-4050
I'm neurodiverse and am happy to help you and your family understand and thrive with the challenges Autism and ADHD can present in relationships and for parents.
Welcome to Therapy! Schedule now: www.sanantoniofamilytherapist.com/booking.html I'm proud of you for considering getting help. I'm here to tell you that anything you're going through in your personal life, your relationship, your work, or your parenting really can change and improve.​​ There can be a beautiful story for you to write in your future. Having someone who can understand you, believe in your best, and help you overcome the challenges you are facing can make all the difference. It is a good day to stop carrying your struggles alone. Reach out for help today. 210-201-4050
(210) 879-7969 View (210) 879-7969
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Kimberly Ann Alaniz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-S, ASDCS
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78257
Kimberly Alaniz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor. She received her Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. Kimberly received clinical supervision post licensure in psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy at Clarity Child Guidance Center. She obtained specialized training designating her as a Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist through Evergreen Certifications.
Kimberly Alaniz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-Supervisor. She received her Masters of Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. Kimberly received clinical supervision post licensure in psychodynamic psychotherapy and family therapy at Clarity Child Guidance Center. She obtained specialized training designating her as a Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist through Evergreen Certifications.
(210) 940-0886 x111 View (210) 940-0886 x111
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Jennifer Cleveland
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
Waitlist for new clients
I provide teletherapy and in person sessions for adults and young adults with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, parenting issues and general life stress.
Are you struggling? I can help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a variety of issues ranging from depression and anxiety to executive functioning and parenting issues. Often, my clients tell me that they struggle for too long before seeking help because they hope things will improve or they are ashamed of their issues. I am non-judgmental and can offer you the professional help you've been looking for. I hope you reach out today and start your journey of change, hope, and improved mental health.
I provide teletherapy and in person sessions for adults and young adults with ADHD, Autism/Asperger's, depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, parenting issues and general life stress.
Are you struggling? I can help. I am a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of experience helping individuals with a variety of issues ranging from depression and anxiety to executive functioning and parenting issues. Often, my clients tell me that they struggle for too long before seeking help because they hope things will improve or they are ashamed of their issues. I am non-judgmental and can offer you the professional help you've been looking for. I hope you reach out today and start your journey of change, hope, and improved mental health.
(210) 934-3683 View (210) 934-3683
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Amanda Sharp
Psychologist, PhD, LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
Dr. Sharp conducts comprehensive psychological evaluations for all ages. Evaluation services include testing for learning disorders, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental evaluations, other psychological & cognitive (IQ) concerns; diagnostic clarification, adoption cases, foster care services, & more. We also offer psychological testing for independent educational evaluations (IEE), 2e, law enforcement, TPAPN, & related assessments. We assess for school readiness & entrance examinations. We offer CANS assessments. We work closely with families & the community to provide quality care & services to our clients.
(210) 941-2713 View (210) 941-2713
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Sandra Araiza Salazar
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
We restore hope for families. We specialize in identifying and treating: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression & Mood Disorders. Some of our therapies include the following: Trauma-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, Family Systems, EMDR, Gottman Therapy, and Expressive Arts. If you or your loved one shows signs or symptoms of a mental health concern, there is hope. Please seek help from a trained professional who has clinical experience.
We restore hope for families. We specialize in identifying and treating: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression & Mood Disorders. Some of our therapies include the following: Trauma-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy, Family Systems, EMDR, Gottman Therapy, and Expressive Arts. If you or your loved one shows signs or symptoms of a mental health concern, there is hope. Please seek help from a trained professional who has clinical experience.
(210) 399-0898 View (210) 399-0898
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Shelby Walter
LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
I am a licensed master of social work (LMSW) under clinical supervision of Dr. Steven D. Gomez. I started my educational journey working with children who have special needs, focusing on Autism. The last few years, I have emphasized on working with young children, adolescents, and parents who have experienced multiple traumas. My outlook on working with clients' who have experienced trauma is focusing around the question of "What has happened to you". Assisting the client overcome their personal traumas and seeing the growth and positive outcomes of healing, has to be the most rewarding part of the therapeutic process.
I am a licensed master of social work (LMSW) under clinical supervision of Dr. Steven D. Gomez. I started my educational journey working with children who have special needs, focusing on Autism. The last few years, I have emphasized on working with young children, adolescents, and parents who have experienced multiple traumas. My outlook on working with clients' who have experienced trauma is focusing around the question of "What has happened to you". Assisting the client overcome their personal traumas and seeing the growth and positive outcomes of healing, has to be the most rewarding part of the therapeutic process.
(210) 571-7270 View (210) 571-7270
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Carrie N Dilley
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
In my practice, I emphasize the importance of every individual knowing that they have been understood. I am passionate about helping others know themselves better and I meet my clients wherever they are regardless of age, area of struggle, or disability. My specializations are: Neurodevelopmental Delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Issues, Behavioral Challenges, Impulse Control Issues, Learning Disabilities, and Regulation and Sensory Processing Disorders. I provide individual, family and group therapy, parent coaching, neuropsychological assessment, and school consultations.
In my practice, I emphasize the importance of every individual knowing that they have been understood. I am passionate about helping others know themselves better and I meet my clients wherever they are regardless of age, area of struggle, or disability. My specializations are: Neurodevelopmental Delays including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Issues, Behavioral Challenges, Impulse Control Issues, Learning Disabilities, and Regulation and Sensory Processing Disorders. I provide individual, family and group therapy, parent coaching, neuropsychological assessment, and school consultations.
(626) 539-2001 x2 View (626) 539-2001 x2
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Hollee Becerra
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, NCC, LPC-A
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78223  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a feminist, culturally sensitive therapist who specializes in working with adults in the LGBTQIA+ community, who are on the autism spectrum, and who are recovering from religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences.
Welcome! I am a feminist, culturally sensitive therapist who specializes in working with adults in the LGBTQIA+ community, who are on the autism spectrum, and who are recovering from religious trauma, spiritual abuse, and adverse religious experiences.
(830) 521-8635 View (830) 521-8635
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Larry K Sanders
BCBA, MBA, LBA
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78206  (Online Only)
Larry Sanders is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has a passion for helping people with autism and other developmental disabilities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management, and an Education Specialist degree from Liberty University. He completed his coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. Larry has a rich background in counseling and therapy, with over 10 years of experience in various behavioral therapy settings, including Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).
Larry Sanders is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has a passion for helping people with autism and other developmental disabilities. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Healthcare Management, and an Education Specialist degree from Liberty University. He completed his coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. Larry has a rich background in counseling and therapy, with over 10 years of experience in various behavioral therapy settings, including Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).
(214) 225-7880 View (214) 225-7880
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Dejai Nelson-Parten
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78207
I strive to be authentic and human in session with my clients to promote a safe environment. After working 5 years in the field of ABA therapy I took on counseling as I saw a greater need for parents and adults in dealing with an Autism diagnosis. I heavily focus on experiential processing in session with all clients to engage with the deeper emotions. I also strive to work with the communities I have been apart of such as military, LGBTQ+, and mixed race background. I look forward to meeting you.
I strive to be authentic and human in session with my clients to promote a safe environment. After working 5 years in the field of ABA therapy I took on counseling as I saw a greater need for parents and adults in dealing with an Autism diagnosis. I heavily focus on experiential processing in session with all clients to engage with the deeper emotions. I also strive to work with the communities I have been apart of such as military, LGBTQ+, and mixed race background. I look forward to meeting you.
(254) 332-3680 View (254) 332-3680
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Sword Of the Lord Biblical Counseling and Training
Pastoral Counselor, BA , Chap
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201
Our counselors are trained and experienced to provide biblically based counseling for Individuals, Couples, Parents, Teens, and Children. Some of our specialties are- Teen and child focused counseling, Parent coaching, Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues, PTSD, Trauma, Addiction, Marriage counseling, family counseling, adoption issues, Men's counseling, TBRI Informed counseling, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. We are also Interactive Metronome Therapy Providers and are trained parent coaches. (Certified in parenting after trauma). We do not bill insurance but can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance.
Our counselors are trained and experienced to provide biblically based counseling for Individuals, Couples, Parents, Teens, and Children. Some of our specialties are- Teen and child focused counseling, Parent coaching, Anxiety, Depression, Women's issues, PTSD, Trauma, Addiction, Marriage counseling, family counseling, adoption issues, Men's counseling, TBRI Informed counseling, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. We are also Interactive Metronome Therapy Providers and are trained parent coaches. (Certified in parenting after trauma). We do not bill insurance but can provide you with a Superbill to submit to your insurance.
(830) 202-5672 View (830) 202-5672
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Dr. Temora P. Gray
Psychologist, PhD, LBA
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78244
Experienced clinical psychologist providing psychological and applied behavior analysis services to clients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD. I design treatment for autism based on the results of a functional assessment and create person-centered target goals. I create skill-based interventions that are socially valid to the patient. Techniques are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis with proven results. I provide various psychological services to patients ages 16 through 55.
Experienced clinical psychologist providing psychological and applied behavior analysis services to clients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and PTSD. I design treatment for autism based on the results of a functional assessment and create person-centered target goals. I create skill-based interventions that are socially valid to the patient. Techniques are based on the principles of applied behavior analysis with proven results. I provide various psychological services to patients ages 16 through 55.
(210) 903-8221 View (210) 903-8221
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The Agape Center-Faith Based | Trauma | Addiction
CCTM, CCTP, CMHIMP
Not Verified Not Verified
San Antonio, TX 78211
Our Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing trauma informed Christian counseling, for Adults, Youth, Couples and Families that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, sex addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, special needs, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social/relational concerns. All counseling sessions, including Intensive Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and aftercare are all 1 on 1. In office and Telehealth options. Also available for Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs. Day programs for special needs are available.
Our Pastoral Counselors are certified, trained in providing trauma informed Christian counseling, for Adults, Youth, Couples and Families that are struggling with, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions such as alcohol/drug abuse, sex addiction, pornography, behavioral issues, special needs, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, social/relational concerns. All counseling sessions, including Intensive Counseling, Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP), and aftercare are all 1 on 1. In office and Telehealth options. Also available for Court ordered DWI, and DUI programs. Day programs for special needs are available.
(830) 254-5067 View (830) 254-5067
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Lisa M. Aguilar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78253  (Online Only)
I have over 10 years’ experience working with a variety of individuals: children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families. I specialize in issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, trauma, foster/adoption, divorce, Co-parenting, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, and school-based concerns. My approach to therapy is strength-based and outcome oriented. I believe the process of therapy involves partnering together to promote a healthy therapeutic relationship with a sense of safety, trust, and acceptance while setting achievable goals and helping the client achieve self-acceptance leading to a secure, healthy sense of self.
I have over 10 years’ experience working with a variety of individuals: children, adolescents, adults, couples, & families. I specialize in issues of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Autism, trauma, foster/adoption, divorce, Co-parenting, self-esteem, grief, relationship issues, and school-based concerns. My approach to therapy is strength-based and outcome oriented. I believe the process of therapy involves partnering together to promote a healthy therapeutic relationship with a sense of safety, trust, and acceptance while setting achievable goals and helping the client achieve self-acceptance leading to a secure, healthy sense of self.
(210) 614-4990 View (210) 614-4990
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Alyssa Latham
Pre-Licensed Professional, LBA, BCBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
Alyssa is experienced with supporting individuals with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD.
Alyssa enjoys supporting children, adolescents, and young adults ages 18 months to 21 years to reach their potential with emotional regulation (identifying body sensations, labeling emotions, healthy coping strategies, etc.), communication (expressing wants and needs, responding to others, etc.), social (shared enjoyment, self-advocacy, initiating and/or responding to others, etc.), executive functioning (impulse control, planning, problem solving, flexible thinking, etc.), while reducing behavioral challenges that interfere in daily life.
Alyssa is experienced with supporting individuals with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, and ADHD.
Alyssa enjoys supporting children, adolescents, and young adults ages 18 months to 21 years to reach their potential with emotional regulation (identifying body sensations, labeling emotions, healthy coping strategies, etc.), communication (expressing wants and needs, responding to others, etc.), social (shared enjoyment, self-advocacy, initiating and/or responding to others, etc.), executive functioning (impulse control, planning, problem solving, flexible thinking, etc.), while reducing behavioral challenges that interfere in daily life.
(830) 745-4510 View (830) 745-4510
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Whitney Cisneros
LPC Associate, LPC-A
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78216
Are you having a difficult time? Have you been struggling in your relationship? Have you been struggling to obtain the life you want? Are you struggling to navigate a neurodiverse diagnosis/ Autism? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then it's time for some help. I believe creativity is at the heart of the healing journey. So, I take a nontraditional approach to therapy to help you or your loved one meet their goals. Contact me today.
Are you having a difficult time? Have you been struggling in your relationship? Have you been struggling to obtain the life you want? Are you struggling to navigate a neurodiverse diagnosis/ Autism? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then it's time for some help. I believe creativity is at the heart of the healing journey. So, I take a nontraditional approach to therapy to help you or your loved one meet their goals. Contact me today.
(210) 879-6852 View (210) 879-6852
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Ivette Soto
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78253  (Online Only)
Hola y Bienvenidos! My name is Ivette Soto, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering tele-health services to individuals above the age of 12. My services are available in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and life adjustments, and I have extensive experience working with children with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavioral concerns, and other related disabilities as a Registered Behavioral Therapist.
Hola y Bienvenidos! My name is Ivette Soto, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor offering tele-health services to individuals above the age of 12. My services are available in both English and Spanish. I work with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, and life adjustments, and I have extensive experience working with children with autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, behavioral concerns, and other related disabilities as a Registered Behavioral Therapist.
(830) 452-0168 View (830) 452-0168
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Roxanna Ramirez
Marriage & Family Therapist, EdD, LMFT-S, LPC-S, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Antonio, TX 78256
I have 20 years of clinical experience helping children and teens with a variety of issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder(All ages), ODD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, behavior problems, parenting challenges, communication skills and helping the families cope with these issues. Additionally I have 15 years experience specializing in working with special education eligible students and their families as well as all at risk students and other school challenges. I believe in focusing on the family and helping parents learn skills to manage behaviors and improve communitcation at home. Additionally, I work with GBLT, trauma, men's/woman's issues, marital issues, individual & family conflict.
I have 20 years of clinical experience helping children and teens with a variety of issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder(All ages), ODD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, behavior problems, parenting challenges, communication skills and helping the families cope with these issues. Additionally I have 15 years experience specializing in working with special education eligible students and their families as well as all at risk students and other school challenges. I believe in focusing on the family and helping parents learn skills to manage behaviors and improve communitcation at home. Additionally, I work with GBLT, trauma, men's/woman's issues, marital issues, individual & family conflict.
(210) 807-8214 View (210) 807-8214


Autism Therapists

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.