Research shows that early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills. Early interventions occur at or before preschool age, as early as 2 or 3 years of age. In this period, a young child's brain is still forming, meaning it is more "plastic" or changeable than at older ages. Because of this plasticity, treatments have a better chance of being effective in the longer term.6 Early interventions not only give children the best start possible, but also the best chance of developing to their full potential. The speech clinic early intervention program starts from age of 2, focuses intensive 1:1 speech and language, occupational,and ABA therapy.