How can occupational therapy help with autism?

Occupational therapy is a very diverse field. Years ago, an occupational therapist would typically only help patients of any kind with skills such as getting dressed or writing with a pencil. This will still apply to autistic patients today. However additionally to fine motor skills, occupational therapists in todays society will also help autistic patients with social skills. It does take very much repetition but with the outcome I personally don't think the time spent in therapy matters very much.