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Disseminating Information on Evidence-Based Practices for Children and Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder: AFIRM
Sam, A. M., Cox, A. W., Savage, M. N, Waters, V., & Odom, S. L.
From the abstract: "Comprehensive reviews of the research literature have identified that focused intervention practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder have evidence of producing positive developmental and learning outcomes. The Autism Focused Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM) project has translated evidence-based practices identified by Wong et al. (Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 45(7):1951–1966, 2015) into online learning modules. The purpose of this paper is to describe (1) the process for translating the research literature into practical information that practitioners can use, (2) its dissemination through a freely accessible website, (3) the use of the modules by over 64,500 users located in the United States and abroad, (4) knowledge gained as a result of completing the modules, and (5) consumers’ evaluations of modules usefulness and relevance."
Sam, A. M., Cox, A. W., Savage, M. N, Waters, V., & Odom, S. L. (2019). Disseminating information on evidence-based practices for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder: AFIRM. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s10803-019-03945-x