Alphabetic List of Interventions, Treatments and Therapies

This section contains an alphabetic list of interventions, and some specific techniques, designed to help people on the autism spectrum.

You may be able to find more information, including links to other parts of this website, by clicking on the title of an intervention.

If you know of an intervention which is not listed here please email info@researchautism.net.

Please note that we reserve the right to not include information about an intervention if we do not consider it appropriate.

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Glossary Item Description
Alpha Blockers

Alpha blockers is another name for α-adrenergic-antagonists, a type of drug called adrenergic antagonists.

Alternative Communication

Alternative communication systems are designed to replace standard means of communication.


Amantadine is a type of medication called an NMDA receptor antagonist.

Ambient Prism Lenses

Ambient prism lenses are used to help improve ambient vision, the visual system related to spatial organisation.

American Sign Language

American sign language is the sign language used by the deaf community and others in many parts of North America.

Amino Acid

Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins, the basic building blocks for life.

Amino Acid Therapy

Amino acid therapy is the use of amino acids, usually in the form of dietary supplements, for therapeutic purposes.


Amisulpride is a type of atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophernia and psychosis.


Amoxicillin is in a class of medications called penicillin-like antibiotics.

Amphotericin B

Amphotericin B is a type of antifungal medication.


Anafranil is a brand name of clomipramine, a type of tricyclic antidepressant, used to treat a range of conditions including depression, phobias, obsessional disorders and cataplexy.


Aneurine is another term for Vitamin B-1, one of the B group of vitamins.

Animal-Assisted Activities and Therapies

Animal-assisted activities are a group of interventions in which animals and their handlers interact with one or more people for comfort or recreation.

Animal therapies (also known as pet therapy) are a group interventions which use a more formal, structured set of sessions to help people reach specific goals in their treatment.


Anoretic or anorexigenic drugs are used to help reduce the appetite.

Antecedent-Based Interventions

Antecedent-based interventions antecede (take place before) the behaviour that you wish to change.

Antiallergy Interventions

Antiallergy Interventions are a group of interventions which range from over-the-counter and prescription medications to vitamin therapy, nutritional supplements, and reduction of allergens in a person's surroundings

Antianxiety Drugs

Antianxiety drugs, another term for anxiolytics, are a class of drugs used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems.


Antibiotics are a class of drugs used used to treat, and in some cases prevent, bacterial infections.

Antidiuretic Hormone

Antidiuretic hormone is another term for vasopressin, a hormone which plays an important role in increasing water re-absorption in the kidneys. It has also been implicated in social behaviours and in reducing anxiety.

Antiepileptic Drugs

Antiepileptic drugs is another term for anticonvulsants, a group of drugs designed to prevent or reduce the severity of fits (convulsions) in various types of epilepsy.


The fact that an intervention or technique is listed here does not necessarily mean that we support its use. Nor does it mean that there is any scientifically valid or reliable evidence behind it.

Over time we hope to evaluate each of the interventions and techniques in this section, providing a ranking which tells you the level of scientific evidence which supports or does not support its use. You can find details of the interventions we have already ranked in Our Evaluations of Autism Interventions, Treatments and Therapies.

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21 Jun 2018