Children with autism have deficits in so many areas, and also can learn and improve in so many ways. I think these facts contribute to the confusion around treatments, because when someone has success in a limited area with a specific treatment, it can be exaggerated to seem like the systemic issue is diminishing. There is a lot of information and many choices to sort through when dealing with autism. We have chosen to make use of treatments that are supported by serious research and data. As a guiding principal, I agree with Autism Pundit (and parent) Sabrina Freeman's motto: "Question everything, expect evidence...."
Below are some links to some information that our family has found helpful.
Your comments are welcome.
Best wishes and good luck! You are not alone.