There are many ways that a child with ASD can benefit from special resources and care. Look at options for specialized support for your child. Many interventions (Applied Behavior Analysis, sensory integration, speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc.) have a strong base of evidence for their effectiveness.
One example of an evidence-based intervention that parents can learn and do at home is Response Interruption/Redirection (RIR), which can help children learn positive behaviors. Generally, RIR techniques are most useful for children ages 4 and older, but some of these techniques might also help children ages 0-3.
RIR involves two main components:
- Response interruption, where adults stop the child from engaging in unwanted behavior.
- Redirection, where the child is directed towards more positive alternative behavior.