The Key to Improved Outcomes for Individuals with ASDS is early intervention. That’s why a team of parents, healthcare providers, educators, and service providers have collaborated on two publications designed to help identify and treat individuals with ASDs as quickly as possible.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment is based on the principles of family-centered care, early identification, informed clinical judgment, and community collaboration.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guide to Evidence-based Interventions focuses on the results of six nationally recognized reviews, providing data summaries as well as detailed processes for effective interventions.
Here is what the Experts are Saying:
“Children with ASD and their families will benefit from the information and thoughtful collaboration that has occurred as result of compiling these Guidelines.”
Georgina Peacock, MD, MPH
Centers for Disease Control/National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
“The Missouri Autism Guidelines is well-organized and accessible, with the terms and jargon that often make the process inaccessible explained in plain words.”
Susan Risi, PhD
University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
"This is an excellent resource. It condenses the findings and organizes them in a non-biased way."
Alycia Halladay, PhD
Director of Research for Environmental Science
New York, New York
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guide to Evidence-based Interventions can be ordered at no cost or can be downloaded now, along with its Summary. The 2010 companion guide, Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment is available online, along with overviews for families, clinicians and service providers and educators.