Interventions for the Core Symptoms of Autism

The following advice is adapted from NICE Guideline CG142: Autism in adults: diagnosis and management []


For adults without a severe learning disability:

use group-based social learning programmes focused on improving social interaction. For people who find group-based activities difficult, consider an individually delivered social learning programme.


Social learning programmes should typically include:

  • modelling
  • peer feedback (for group-based programmes) or individual feedback (for individually delivered programmes)
  • discussion and decision-making
  • explicit rules
  • suggested strategies for dealing with socially difficult situations.


Note: Facilitated communication should not be used.



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