Thursday, October 22, 2009

National Standards Report on Autism

The National Autism Center has published a report of the effectiveness of teaching practices for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder under the age of 22. It is great to see the research out there all summarized into one document. They give you 3 options to view the report- a summary, a shorter 53 page pdf (page 11 is where the results start if you want to skip to that), and then the full report 100+ page. (I'll admit I've only looked at the first two.) They say:

The culmination of this rigorous multi-year project is the National Standards Report, the most comprehensive analysis available to date about treatments for children and adolescents with ASD.

It was reaffirming to know that what we're doing is backed by research.

1 comment:

Snippety Gibbet said...

I thought about you when I heard this podcast of NPR's Fresh Air. It's an interview with Tim Page about discovering, at age 45, that he had aspergers. Intersting story.

http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/13/113778034/npr_113778034.mp3?_kip_ipx=1177508610-1256348600

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