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Introduction to Autism Services Across America

Read the introduction to better understand the scope of the book, exemplary regional, provincial, and statewide programs, exemplary national initiatives related to autism, and how to improve services through training, research, and policy. Read More

Improve social skills for young people with autism: 4 approaches that work

Helping young people with autism navigate social waters is one of the best gifts you can give them. With specific strategies and exercises, you can help them learn to read social cues and gain greater ease in social interactions. Try these four proven approaches that have been shown to help young people on the spectrum build key social skills. 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