Autism is a neurological disorder that causes permanent changes in brain function. Autism therapy can't eliminate the disorder altogether. Even if you have years of treatment, you'll still have autism. Treatment can help you overcome some of the challenges autism can cause, and that could lead to a better life. You might use autism therapies to improve communication skills. You might focus on handling anxiety or depression. Your treatment plan could include physical therapy, so you can amend clumsiness or weakness. The treatments you need are individualized and based on your autism symptoms and life goals. You might find that working with a therapist is one of the most rewarding things you've ever done.