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Finding and Using Online Information about ASD: Tips for Families and Professional

How can families and professionals evaluate and use online information about autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? Get expert insights in this coffee chat with Rebecca J. McCauley, coeditor of the new edition of Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. McCauley will provide a valuable overview of several reliable online sources where families and professionals can obtain information about the latest research and clinical developments related to topics in ASD. She’ll also offer practical suggestions on how to judge the relative quality of different websites providing this information. Read More

The SCERTS Model: Effective Practices for Educating Children with Autism

In 2001, 12 professionals from a variety of disciplines carefully examined 20 years of research on educating young children with autism. The result is the National Academy of Sciences report on Educating Children with Autism, now considered the authoritative text on recommended practices. The committee of experts”which included Dr. Amy Wetherby, co-author of The SCERTS Model: A Comprehensive Educational Approach for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders–identified a number of critical features characteristic of effective interventions. Read on to learn how The SCERTS Model a linked assessment and intervention system–aligns with the committee's findings. Read More