Many interventions exist for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The interventions that researchers have shown to be effective are called evidence-based practices (EBPs). The number and exact names of the EBPs vary slightly according the team that assembles its respective list. Their are six such lists prominent in the nationwide community of practitioners. These six lists are detailed on our EBP overview webpage.
The Missouri Department of Mental Health, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Thompson Center, and Project ACCESS collaborated on the creation of a Missouri-based list that synthesized these six prominent lists into a Missouri guide to the EBPs, and documented this work in the Missouri Autism Guidelines Initiative (MAGI) project. For more information about free materials you can download from the MAGI website, please visit our page devoted to sharing this MAGI information
Project ACCESS believes that high quality teaching involves the use of these scientifically validated EBPs as a foundation of programming for students.
How one goes about selecting an appropriate EBP as an intervention for someone on the autism spectrum is detailed on this page: Selecting an EBP. We will feature a different EBP video and related resources each month on this blog. All of the videos are available on the following page of our website: EBPs
This month, having recently hosted the Transitioning from PECS to SGDs (Speech Generating Devices) training, the topic is Speech Generating Devices:
A Project ACCESS family-friendly Information Sheet is available at the following link: SGDs Information Sheet and a short video that explains this EBP in more detail and in simple language is available at the following link: Communication Device
Other #AutismResources, #AutismTraining and #AutismSupportServices information may be found on our website: projectaccess.missouristate.edu