Resources: Early Intervention
- Smith, S., Koegel, R., Koegel, L., Openden, D. & Bryson, S. (2010). Effectiveness of a novel community-based early intervention model for children with autistic spectrum disorder. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 115(6), 504-523.
- Itzchak, E. & Zachor, D. (2010). Who benefits from early intervention in autism spectrum disorders?. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 5(1), 345-350.
The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia is committed to working closely with families of young children with ASD to provide individualized supports and services that help families promote the development of their children. This guidance document has been developed to serve as a resource for early intervention practitioners, family members, and other service providers who work with infants or toddlers who have signs of or who have been diagnosed with ASD. This document is intended to help families and early intervention practitioners work together so that children and families receive the supports and services they need to work towards their goals.
VA Parent Resource Centers (PRCs): Linking Families, Schools and Communities Virginia's PRCs are committed to facilitating positive parent-school relationships for the benefit of students. PRCs assist parents with questions, problem solving and planning, and provide resources, information and training sessions.
Centers for Disease Control Autism Case Training (Continuing Education) Course Goal: After completing all three modules, users will be able to: 1.Describe cognitive, language, motor, social, and emotional components of typical and atypical child behavior and development, 2.Identify the diagnostic process and best practices for supporting a family through screening and diagnosis, and 3.Identify early intervention approaches and clinical management strategies for children with autism spectrum disorders Who Should Take this Course? This introductory course was developed for pediatric health care providers. Curriculum Development: Course content comes from the Autism Case Training (ACT): A Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Curriculum. This was written by developmental-behavioral faculty and fellows from 10 Maternal and Child Health Bureau Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship Training Programs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It has undergone external review by peers and field validation.
The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) publishes intervention reports that evaluate research on curricula and instructional strategies intended to improve the school readiness of preschoolers with disabilities. Within the website you can search for a particular intervention and learn more about it or find what interventions work based on your school s needs. This is an excellent resource for learning more about educational practices.