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ERIC Number: EJ840242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Addressing the Challenges: Developing a Programmatic Framework for the Systematic Integration of Evidence-Based Practices for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Stichter, Janine Peck; Brown, Terry; Clarent, Rikkii; Iskow, Jill; Krug, Monica; Richards, Janet; Kay, Denise
Beyond Behavior, v16 n1 p18-32 Fall 2006
National concern about the growing number of identified children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased efforts in the research field (National Research Council, 2001; Odom et al. 2003; Simpson, 2005) and the U.S. federal government (U.S. House of Representatives, 2005) to provide specific recommendations regarding appropriate educational practices. Nevertheless, school districts remain challenged to articulate recommendations in everyday practice, particularly in light of the noted increase in the number of children eligible for ASD-related services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004), the recognized shortages in special education service providers, and the significant increases in per student costs. This article describes how one school district, the Huron Intermediate School District (Huron ISD) responded to this challenge for their pre-K through elementary students with ASD, while still maintaining their commitment to the practical application of established research-based practices for all students. Key features of the program and its implementation as a team-based process are described. Initial data on student outcomes is also presented. The implications and importance of developing a programmatic framework of evidence-based practices to bridge research to practice is discussed. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act