Every person is unique, and this applies to people on the spectrum.
No two people with autism develop and express themselves in exactly the same way. What works for one person might not work for another. What doesn’t work now might work better later.
The goal of autism treatment is to help children and adults learn to communicate and interact socially with others, to develop cognitive skills, and to function as independently as they can. Although development might be seen from childhood to adolescence to adulthood, a person on the spectrum will always experience the world from his or her unique perspective. Some adults with an ASD, especially those with Asperger’s syndrome, are able to live independent adult lives. Other adults will need special care.
Some autism treatments have been empirically tested, others have not. Alternative treatments may include dietary changes and alternative medicine. It is important to work with a professional to help develop the best treatment and therapy plan for your child.