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Research

boy with backpackThe Research Division evaluates Center offerings, conducts studies to validate training materials, and translates the science into practice. This division also facilitates and conducts innovative research across disciplines involved in the education of students with autism spectrum disorders to discover areas of need and establish effective, evidence-based practices.

Center-Based Internal Research

The Center routinely conducts research on the content, quality and effectiveness of its training protocols, training methods, procedural guidelines, companion documents, instructional activities, and Center-funded initiatives.

Research to Practice,  Michael Alfano, Ph.D.  Click here.

What is Social Communication?,  Barbara Cook M.S.,CCC-SLP  Click here.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA):  Understanding the Misconceptions,  
Mark P. Groskreutz,Ph.D, BCBA-D  Click here.

White Papers

The Center seeks to share information and insight regarding evidence-based practices and responds to issues in the field from time to time in the form of white papers.

Fall 2010 White Paper Response to What Works Clearinghouse Intervention Report on Lovass Model of Applied Behavior Analysis. Click here.

November 2011 White Paper on Relationship Development Intervention for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Click here.