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Evidence-based Interventions



Statement on Evidence Base for ABA Interventions with links to cited articles.

Adapted from "Applied Behavior Analysis and Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Overview and Summary of Scientific Support"

Authors: Louis P. Hagopian & Eric W. Boelter

The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Lovaas Revisited: Should We Have Ever Left?

Contributed by Steve Buckmann


"...One issue to consider is whether there has been an inordinate amount of attention paid to the variable of "recovery from

autism," to the extent that it masks and overshadows the utility of behavioral treatment in general. Certainly, there is the

possibility of creating false hopes for families, something which has almost become a trademark among interventions

applied to people with autism. However, no one has questioned whether the studies conducted by Ivar Lovaas (either the

1987 study or the 1993 follow up study on the same subjects) resulted in substantial positive behavior change....The use of behavioral techniques is not limited to the "Lovaas Method." Applied behavior analysis offers parents and

educators a wealth of educative strategies to address problematic behavior as well as to teach appropriate alternative



The Road Less Traveled: Charting a Clear Course for Autism Treatment

Celiberti, D., Buchanan, S., Bleecker, F., Kreiss, D., Rosenfeld, D.


Autism Library


When we first heard our son's diagnosis, I went into research mode.

I scoured the web for information on autism and therapies and the law.

There was a lot of searching, backtracking and scrounging to get papers to read.

I was lucky to have the research background and computer skills to do this search.

This is a website to help others get access to information quickly.

Autism Library Best Practices Page

MADSEC Report, NYDOH, CA Report, other reports and sites.


NYDOH Summary of Evidence Appendix C


Editorial:Children with autism deserve evidence-based interventions: The evidence for behavioural therapy.

Jennifer J. Couper, Amanda J. Sampson.

MJA, Volume 178, 5 May 2003


 Canadian Autism Intervention Research Network (CAIRN)

This site is dedicated to promoting effective, evidence-based early diagnostic methods and treatments for children with autism spectrum disorders.

Here you will find up-to-date summaries of autism research from around the world, as well as information for:

Individuals and families living with autism spectrum disorder

Educators, Policymakers, Clinicians


Matson, J. L., Benavidez, D.A., Compton, L.S., Paclawskyj, T., & Baglio, C. (1996).

Behavioral treatment of autistic persons: A review of research from 1980 to the present.

Research in Developmental Disabilities, 17, 433-465.



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Behavioral Approaches to  Early Intervention with Autism

Wayne W.Fisher, Ph.D.

Munroe-Meyer Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center


Pdf--Please right-click this file and SAVE FILES TO DISK. THANKS.

Applied Behavior Analysis in the Treatment of Autism

Gina Green, PhD. BCBA





Organization for Autism Research Guides

A Parent's Guide to Research

An Educator's Guide to Autism

An Educator's Guide to Asperger Syndrome

A guide for Transition to Adulthood.


http://www.coe.ohio-state.edu/paes/bained02/documents/61-Schwartz.pdf">Inclusion and Applied Behavior Analysis: Mending Fences and Building Bridges

Ilene S. Schwartz, Ph.D.

University of Washington

Focus on Behavior Analysis in Education Conference 2002

Ohio State University








IDEA law






Amicus For Children, Inc.


The National Information Center for Children and Youth Disabilities




Your Rights

The Listen Up Web!


Letter to an OT

Carolina D. Watts (Advocate)

A2Z Educational Advocates.




IEP/IDEA Yahoogroups


IEP_guide yahoogroup 3088







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