This article is a tool to help you assess information about autism based on scientific principles. As you put these recommendations into practice, remember to use critical thinking and common sense when assessing any claim about autism. Combining an understanding of scientific research studies with your own powers of reasoning can help you:
- Make evidence-based decisions
- Understand recommendations from your care team and discuss them knowledgeably
- Minimize overwhelm
- Advocate for yourself or your family member with autism.