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ERIC Number: EJ840245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1074-2956
Developing an Outcome-Based Curricular Framework for Employing Evidence-Based Practices in Autism
Stichter, Janine P.; Crider, Greg; Moody, Mark; Kay, Denise
Beyond Behavior, v16 n2 p3-17 Win 2007
To date, the field has had difficulty coming to a consensus about any individual program that can successfully provide a full continuum of supports across settings to produce sustainable outcomes across time for all types of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) (Dawson & Osterling, 1997; National Research Council [NRC], 2001; Odom et al., 2003; Simpson, 2005). Yet, parents and educators are continually bombarded by a deluge of potential effective practices, which have multiplied in recent years in step with the concurrent increase in identified children with ASD. This article describes how one mid-sized educational service agency (ESA) resolved many of the resulting practice problems by piloting a framework involving curricular benchmarks by which to: (1) determine appropriate individualized educational interventions; and (2) assess and monitor educational impact for students with ASD. Additionally, as part of this process, the ESA sought to increase the capacity of multidisciplinary teams through professional development and improved home-school collaboration. (Contains 7 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: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan