Autism Spectrum Disorders

A Picture Is Worth . . . Video Self-Modeling Applications at School and Home
This article provides instructions on the two primary videotaping strategies for collecting content for self-modeling movies. These are accompanied by case studies illustrating the entire self-modeling process.
Author: Tom Buggey
Publication Date: Summer 2007
Publisher: Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions

A Parent’s Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorder
This information document focuses on autism, Asperger syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder.
Publisher: National Institute of Mental Health

Academic and Cognitive Profiles of Students with Autism: Implications for Classroom Practice and Placement
The outcomes from this quasi-experimental study indicated that students with autism included in the general education classroom outperformed their self-contained peers.
Authors: Jennifer A. Kurth and Ann M. Mastergeorge
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: International Journal of Special Education

Autism Spectrum Disorders
This fact sheet defines autism spectrum disorders, describes the characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.
Publisher: National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

Basics About ASD
This article discusses the signs, symptoms and treatments of three main types of Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
Publication Date: Updated May 2018
Publisher: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Bibliotherapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder: Making Inclusion Work
This report describes the evidence-based practice, Peer Mediated Instruction and Intervention, which increases interactions and meaningful communication in the inclusive classroom. Included is a list of books featuring children on the autism spectrum with classroom response activities. 
Author: Nancy D. Turner
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2013
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Evidence-Based Practice Briefs
Each of the 24 briefs listed includes an overview of the practice and downloadable PDF files for the individual components with step-by-step instructions and checklists for implementation.
Publisher: The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This review identifies focused intervention practices that have evidence of efficacy in promoting positive outcomes for learners with autism. Focused intervention practices that meet the evidence criteria specified are designated as evidence-based practices (EBPs).
Authors: Jessica Steinbrenner, Kara Hume, Samuel Odom, Kristi Morin, Sallie Nowell, Brianne Tomaszewski, Susan Szendrey, Nancy McIntyre, Şerife Yücesoy-Özkan, and Melissa Savage
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

Reading Together: Tips for Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
This article discusses how sharing books together can be a good way to connect with your son or daughter and help language development and listening skills. Book suggestions are offered for different age levels.
Publication Date: 2010
Publisher: Reading Rockets

Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Inclusive Settings: Rethinking Instruction and Design
This paper provides suggestions for practical UDL support recommendations to enhance the utilization of research-based practices to promote academic achievement through multiple forms of engagement, representation, and expression for children with ASD.
Authors: Christopher B. Denning and Amelia K. Moody
Publication Date: Fall/Winter 2013
Publisher: Electronic Journal for Inclusive Education

Teaching of Speech, Language and Communication Skills for Young Children with Severe Autism Spectrum Disorders: What Do Educators Need to Know?
This paper offers insights and suggestions to educators in regular schools and special education programs on how to teach speech, language, and communication skills to young children with severe Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Authors: Low Hui Min and Lee Lay Wah
Publication Date: December 2011
Publisher: New Horizons in Education

Teaching Tips for Children and Adults with Autism
A college professor who overcame autism provides a list of 28 strategies to help teachers understand students with autism and assist their learning.
Author: Temple Grandin
Publication Date: Revised December 2012
Publisher: Indiana Resource Center for Autism

The 21st Century Speech Language Pathologist and Integrated Services in Classrooms
This article discusses how embracing integrated services means the various parties adopt a more comprehensive view of speech services that extends beyond pull-out services and that each understands the need for time allotment for teachers and SLPs to accomplish the broader goals. 
Author: Beverly Vicker
Publication Date: 2009
Publisher: Indiana Resource Center for Autism

The Role of the School Speech Language Pathologist and the Student with Autism 
This article discusses how the SLP's unique training makes him or her an educator with different skills than the classroom teacher. Together, this educational duo has the potential to make a significant difference in the life of students across the autism spectrum. 
Author: Beverly Vicker
Publication Date: 2008
Publisher: Indiana Resource Center for Autism

Video Modeling Interventions for Individuals with Autism
This review provides descriptive summaries of empirical studies in which video modeling interventions were applied to individuals with autism and suggests that these interventions are effective in teaching a variety of skills to children with autism. 
Author: Monica E. Delano
Publication Date: January/February 2007
Publisher Remedial and Special Education