New Report Compares Effectiveness of Therapies for Autism

The federal Agency on Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently conducted a review of the research on autism therapies looking at what evidence is available regarding the effectiveness, benefits, and harms of therapies used to address the core and associated symptoms seen among children ages 2–12 years with autism spectrum disorders. The findings were published in two separate reports, one for clinicians and one for parents titled, "Therapies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Review of the Research for Parents and Caregivers."