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Educational Therapy For Students With Autism

Helping students with Autism become confident learners in the classroom and life

Build Confidence

Increase Self Esteem

Excel at Learning

Finding academic help for a child with Autism can be challenging...

There is still a significant lack of awareness and understanding about Autism. As a result, parents may struggle to find educators or professionals with the necessary knowledge and experience to help.

Finding the right educational program or intervention that provides the highly individualized attention a student with Autism requires is challenging.

How is NILD's approach to Autism different?

At NILD, our educational therapies target the root issues of Autism, helping learners develop confidence in the classroom and preparing them to succeed in life. 

NILD is not an Autism curriculum or tutoring system - it is an Educational Therapy System that focuses on the whole child: cognition, perception, academics, and emotions.

Most Helpful for Students with HFA

Our therapies are most helpful for students with high-functioning Autism (HFA). We recommend other therapies for students with low-functioning Autism (LFA).

How Does NILD Help Students With Autism

  • Autism Testing & Diagnosis

    We can recommend the right testing to identify your child's learning challenge.

  • Solve Root-Level Issues

    Our framework gets to the root of the issue instead of only providing a learning band aid.

  • A Complete Framework

    Help your child become a lifelong learner and thinking with our proven approach to learning challenges.

  • Change Your Child's Trajectory

    Replace learning anxiety and fears with improved self-esteem and confidence as an independent learner.

Receive expert training & support for children with Autism

NILD therapies are designed for specialists, teachers, tutors, parents, and schools who work with children with Autism and a variety of other learning chalyt of other lerning challenges.

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Browse our learning tracks and choose the right one to help your students and children with Autism.

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Find a Therapist

Find an NILD-certified therapist who can help your students and children who struggle with Autism.

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Warning Signs & Checklists Quiz

7 Questions that indicate if your child has potential learning challenges.

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"I might hit developmental and societal milestones in a different order than my peers, but I am able to accomplish these small victories on my own time."


"NILD educational therapists are passionate about understanding their students."

Loraine H.
NILD Educational Therapist

What is the National Institute for Learning Development?

Since 1973, NILD has trained 10,000+ educators and helped 100,000+ children become confident, independent learners.

NILD is more than traditional tutoring. Tutoring often focuses only on subject matter content, while NILD's therapies use subject matter as the learning vehicle to develop cognition and confidence.

We focus on root learning issues, helping learners overcome these issues by developing new learning paths. Our innovative educational therapies build efficient learning processes, teaching students how to think independently.

Our process focuses on the whole child: cognition, perception, academics, and emotions.

By developing these four key components, students more effectively overcome their limitations and thrive in the classroom

NILD doesn't just help students with Autism. Our learning therapies also help students with...


Neurodevelopmental disorder impacting focus, impulsivity, and hyperactivity.

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Learning disability causing difficulty in understanding and using numbers.

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Neurological disorder causing difficulty in writing coherently and accurately.

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Learning disorder characterized by difficulties with reading and spelling.

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Executive Function Disorder

A behavioral symptom that disrupts a person's ability to manage their own thoughts, emotions and actions.

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