An Occupational Therapist (OT), helps individuals with autism to become skilled at living independently by studying human growth and development and a person’s interaction with the environment through daily activities. OTs are experts in the social, emotional, and physiological effects of illness and injury.
Sources and helpful links:
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. – Find occupational therapist – http://www.aota.org/autism
About Health – Occupational Therapy – http://autism.about.com/od/whatisautism/a/OTBasics.htm
WebMD – Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Autism – http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/benefits-of-occupational-therapy-for-autism