When selecting supports and interventions, it is important to evaluate whether they will be effective. The DNEA has gathered information on “evidence-based practices” in order to assist the community in remaining informed about the scientific evidence that exists.
What it is
Evidence-based practice is a term used to explain treatments and interventions that have shown to be effective in clinical research studies. Organizations and agencies differ in their exact definition of evidence-based practice, but there is agreement that the interventions must show positive outcomes using rigorous scientific methods that is reviewed by other scientists. More information on evidence-based practices and resources for training on these practices are available through the following organizations and agencies.
The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder
National Autism Center, May Institute
Association for Science in Autism Treatment
Autism Certification Center, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)