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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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|Autism MEAL Plan||
Autism MEAL Plan is a behaviourally based parent-training curriculum to address feeding problems associated with autism.
|Autism Preschool Program||
The Autism Preschool Program based at the University of Manitoba uses a variety of behavioural and language development methods
|Autism Rehabilitation Therapy||
Autism rehabilitation therapy is a patterning therapy based on a series of movement patterns which facilitate neurological feedback to the brain.
The AutismPro system is an online, customisable package of tools, content and programming that helps educational institutions train educators and manage learning programmes for students with autism.
Aventyl is a brand name for nortriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant.
|Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy||
Ayres sensory integration therapy is another term for Sensory Integrative Therapy, an intervention which is designed to mitigate abnormal behaviours caused by sensory sensitivity.
Bérard's Method is a specific form of auditory integration training invented by Guy Berard.
B-Active2 is the short name fo the Enjoy Being Physically Active by Walking Safely: A Leisure Education Program.
B-alanyl-L-histidine is another term for carnosine, which is a naturally occurring dipeptide i.e. molecule consisting of two amino acids, found in the human body.
|Bach Flower Remedies||
Bach flower remedies are a form of homeopathy in which flowers are steeped or boiled in water, the resulting tincture being diluted many times.
Balance training programmes consist of a series of exercises designed to improve the balance of the participants.
Barbiturates are in a class of drugs called anxiolytics which were used to treat feelings of anxiety or nervousness caused by stress or psychological problems.
|Barnardo's Forward Steps Early Intervention Programme||
Barnardo's Forward Steps Early Intervention Programme is a combined, multi-component programme designed for preschool children with autism and other communication difficulties.
|Barnet Early Autism Model||
The Barnet Early Autism Model (BEAM) is a comprehensive treatment model aimed at pre-school children on the autism spectrum.
BED is an acronym for the body ecology diet, which was originally created to treat systemic fungal infections.
Befriending is a scheme which encourages individuals to benefit from a one-to-one relationship with a volunteer befriender.
|Behavior Analytic Instruction||
Behavior analytic instruction is another term for applied behaviour analysis, a systematic way of observing someone's behaviour, identifying desirable changes in that behaviour and then using the most appropriate methods to make those changes.
Behaviour momentum is a strategy designed to to build a student’s “momentum” for following directions.
|Behavioural and Developmental Interventions for Specific Functions||
Behavioural and developmental interventions for specific functions is a term we have created to describe a group of interventions which focus on one or more specific functions (such as communication) and which use one or more behavioural techniques.
|Behavioural and Developmental Techniques||
We use the term behavioural and developmental techniques to describe a wide range of individual techniques used within behavioural and developmental interventions.
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.