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Subject: Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice and Interventions/Training Module

Source: Pam Williams, Coordinator

Intended Audience: Special Education Administrators, Special Education Teachers, ECSE Teachers and Directors, others interested in special education services for young children

Date: November 10, 2011

This message is to remind you that a free online training module on Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice and Interventions is now available.

The module explores the importance of using evidence-based interventions when working with children and youth with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The module provides an overview of 11 interventions that have the strongest research evidence for their effectiveness.  It also discusses factors to consider when choosing interventions for individual children.

The module is hosted on the University of Missouri Extension website.  Persons who wish to view the training will need to register for an Extension Passport and select the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice and Interventions course to view.  There is no charge for the passport or to view the training.  The on line training can be found at clicking on categories, then Families and Relationships, then Understanding Autism in Young Children, then Autism Interventions.

The Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence-Based Practice and Interventions training was developed by the Mid-Missouri Rapid Response Initiative, which is funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Developmental Disabilities.  An online module was created from the training through a partnership with the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, University of Missouri Extension, and the Division of Developmental Disabilities, Office of Autism Services.