The National Standards Project of the National Autism Center announced in their December newsletter that a NEW manual targeting educators is available for free download or purchase at their website, and shared an update on the also available recently released National Standards Project Report.
National Autism Center Releases New Autism Educator Manual"We are pleased to make available a comprehensive new manual by the National Autism Center entitled, Evidence-Based Practice and Autism in the Schools.'We created this manual for educators as a means of promoting evidence-based practice for Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA, Executive Director of the National Autism Center. 'We know that research-supported interventions are most likely to produce positive outcomes for the ever-increasing numbers of students with ASD.' (ASD) in schools,' saidThe development and publication of the manuals were made possible through support from the American Legion Child Welfare Foundation, Inc., and the Niel M. Wreidt 2003 Revocable Trust. The American Legion grant enabled us to distribute the first 3,000 manuals free of charge to public school systems throughout the country.Due to the overwhelming response to the manuals, we are making them available on our website. Visitors can now download them for free, or purchase a hard copy through our on-line Bookstore. We welcome you to take a look!"
This new manual is a complement to the National Standards Project Report, previously issued in September, which addressed the level of evidence for autism interventions.
NAC Director Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA talks about the National Standards Project
In their update on the National Standards Project Report, the NAC December newsletter also stated that,
"The response to our September announcement of National Standards Project results has been tremendous! Individuals from every state in the United States, and from close to 50 countries, have visited our website in the past two months. They have downloaded tens of thousands of free copies of the Project results.Help us to continue spreading the word! Forward our e-card to others who might be interested in learning about the National Standards Project.We invite you to visit our website to view and download a free electronic copy, or to purchase a printed copy, of the report.The primary goal of the National Standards Project is to provide critical information about which treatments have been shown to be effective for " . Standards Report covers a broad range of applied treatments and identifies the level of scientific evidence available for each. The report serves as a single, authoritative source of guidance for parents, caregivers, educators, and service providers as they make informed treatment decisions. We are confident that these findings and recommendations will change lives and give hope and direction to people whose lives are touched by .
2010 Regina G. Claypool-Frey
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