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Autism Q&A: The Foundational Five (VCU-ACE, Autism Center for Education)


Our understanding of how best to support the learning of individuals with ASD always evolving.  With new autism research becoming available, it is necessary for educators, medical personnel, parents, and other service providers to stay up-to-date on best practices, evidence-based interventions and strategies available to support those with ASD.

Evidence-based practice (EBP) are those practices that have been researched and are widely accepted and recognized as effective techniques.  From the research, there are five practices that form the cornerstone of our instructional process.  Applying these practices provides a solid foundation for learning.  Each of these practices are all easily individualized, can be used in conjunction with other strategies or interventions, and they are all based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Autism Spectrum Disorder Behavior Communication/Language Curriculum/Instructional Methods Elementary High School Instructional Strategies Middle School Parent/Family Professional Resources Social/Emotional