The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC on ASD) has identified 24 evidence-based practices for working effectively with individuals with autism spectrum disorder and is in the process of developing free online modules for each of these practices. Evidence-based practice (EBP) briefs for these 24 practices have also been developed. These include an overview of the practice, directions for implementation, an implementation checklist, the evidence base for the practice, and supplemental materials.
Additionally, the IDEA Partnership has added new resources to its Collection on Autism Spectrum Disorder, including: an updated Glossary, Resource Guide, new Dialogue Guides, and a new PowerPoint with Presenter Guide on Functional Behavioral Assessment. To learn more, go to http://ideapartnership.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1493
On April 13, 2011, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education & Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) posted the following grant notice in the Federal Register:
Title: Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities (CFDA Nos. 84.325D, 325K, 325T).
Summary: The purposes of this program are to (1) help address State-identified needs for highly qualified personnel in special education, related services, early intervention, and regular education to work with children, including infants and toddlers, with disabilities; and (2) ensure that those personnel have the necessary skills and knowledge, derived from practices that have been determined through scientifically-based research and experience, to be successful in serving those children.
Applications Due: May 31, 2011
For additional information, go to: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-04-13/pdf/2011-8745.pdf