Evidence Based Treatments

Autism Internet Modules (AIM) - Free free modules are geared towards adult learners on this series of topics including assessment and identification of ASDs, recognizing and understanding behaviors and characteristics, transition to adulthood, employment, and numerous evidence-based practices and interventions.  Developed by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) in partnership with the Autism Society of America (ASA), the Nebraska Autism Spectrum Disorders Network, the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Toronto’s Geneva Centre for Autism, they can be used by schools to train paraprofessionals, by support groups to teach parents, by university faculty members to provide coursework to graduate or undergraduate students.
Early Intervention - National Research Council Educating Children with Autism (2001) – recommends a minimum of 25 hours a week of intensive services as soon as a child is suspected of having autism. Read a summary of the recommendations.

Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA)  headed by Dr. Cathy Pratt has a website loaded with best practice information. The site contains articles, information about all the latest autism-related resources,downloadable training modules that can be reproduced, publications, a collection of articles by Temple Grandin and othersrecommended books, information about conferences and trainings, and more.

National Standards Report:  More than two dozen autism experts looked at 6,400 research abstracts to determine which treatments are considered “established,” “emerging,” or “not established” in the report and then they published a 53 page report

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