New AHRQ Effective Health Care Guides on Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Autism Are Available AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program has released new consumer and clinician summary guides to help families of children living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and their clinicians work together to make important decisions about how to treat and manage the condition. These free guides examine treatment therapies for children ages 2–12 with ASDs that focus on improving key deficits in social communication, addressing challenging behaviors, treating commonly associated difficulties (e.g., anxiety, attention difficulties, sensory difficulties), promoting functional independence, and improving quality of life. The new guides do not address potential causes of autism. The consumer guide, Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, A Review of the Research for Caregivers, provides an overview of the types of programs and therapies available to children with ASDs, available evidence on each program or therapy and questions to ask when planning therapies and programs for ASD. The clinician guide, Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, summarizes key findings, presents the clinician bottom line, and highlights areas for further autism-related research. There is also a continuing education module, Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders to supplement existing clinician resources on ASDs. Print copies are available by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.