Other Therapies

In addition to more standard methods and treatments, complementary therapies can be useful tools to improve communication, boost self-esteem and reduce some of the behavioural symptoms and sensitivities associated with autism. 

Complementary therapies including art, music and animal-assisted therapy are sometimes used as part of another treatment program, or on their own as additional activities for an individual.


Autism Canada does not endorse treatments, interventions and therapies but lists them so people can make informed choice.  This site is for information purposes only and is a starting point for readers to look into options that may fit or resonate.  Remember, therapies for autism, like any condition, should be discussed with a trusted medical practitioner or certified therapist before use.

All information, data and material contained, presented or provided here is for general information purposes only and is not to be construed as reflecting the knowledge or opinions of Autism Canada, or as providing legal or medical advice. All treatment decisions should be made by the individual in consultation with a licensed health care provider.

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