What is Known:
• Many therapies are used and proven as efficacious interventions for children with ASD.
• So far, medical clowning was not tested as an intervention or therapy for ASD.
What is New:
• Medical clowning sessions with children with ASD elicited enhanced communication during the interventions as compared with other interventions.
• Medical clowning sessions contributed to a decrease in frequency of stereotypic movements over time, in children with ASD.