|Autism Society of Michigan
|Visual Strategies for Kids with ASD
|EMU Autism Center
||This site has a lot of great supports and activities for kids with ASD
|Association for Science in Autism Treatment
||ASAT is a not-for-profit
organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the
education, treatment, and care of people with autism. Since autism was
first identified, there has been a long history of failed treatments and
fads, levied on vulnerable individuals as well as on their families.
From the scandal of the “refrigerator mother” theory, to the ongoing
parade of “miracle cures” and “magical breakthroughs”, history has been
dominated by improbable theories about causation and treatments.
Many of these treatments have been too quickly adopted by professionals,
too readily sensationalized by the media, and too hastily embraced by
hopeful consumers – well before supporting evidence or reasonable
probability existed for their effectiveness or safety.
Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward
adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and
treatment of all individuals with autism.
|Autism Internet Modules
||The Autism Internet Modules were
developed with one aim in mind: to make comprehensive, up-to-date, and
usable information on autism accessible and applicable to educators,
other professionals, and families who support individuals with autism
spectrum disorders (ASD). Written by experts from across the U.S., all
online modules are free, and are designed to promote understanding of,
respect for, and equality of persons with ASD.
|Evidence Based Practice Briefs
||While many interventions for
autism exist, only some have been shown to be effective through
scientific research. Interventions that researchers have shown to be
effective are called evidence-based practices. The National Professional
Development Center uses rigorous criteria to determine whether a
practice is evidence-based. Currently, the Center has identified 24
evidence-based practices. Please note that every identified practice is
not necessarily appropriate for every learner. Practices are most
effective when carefully matched to a learner’s specific needs and
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