EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICESEvidence-Based Practices for Children and Youth with ASD is an eight-page document that gives a biref description of each practice. The Evidence by Age and Domain table illustrates which practices have research that support effectiveness for various age groups and targeted skill area.
While many interventions for autism exist, only some have been shown to be effective through scientific research. Interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices (EBPs). Every identified practice is not necessarily appropriate for every learner. Practices are most effective when carefully matched to a learner's specific needs and characteristics. The National Professional Development Council on ASD is in the process of developing online modules for each of the 24 identified evidence-based practices. These modules are available on the Autism Internet Modules (AIM) website. Evidence-Based Practice Briefs have also been developed for each practice, as well. These EBP Briefs include an overview of the practice, step-by-step directions for implementation, an implementation checklist, the evidence base for the practice, and supplemental materials.