Education is an important aspect of the environmental influences on autism, and effective education can have a significant effect on outcome for those on the autism spectrum. This Handbook explores the key concepts, debates and research areas in this dynamic field. Contributions from a wide range of countries and cultures are organised into six key sections: Part 1: Learning Needs and Educational Responses; Part 2: Early Intervention, Education in Core Domains and Family Support; Part 3: School-Based and Academic Education: Access and Support; Part 4: Collaborative Working in Education; Part 5: Education for Life and Barriers to Education; Part 6: Data Collection in Education and Measurement of Progress. The SAGE Handbook of Autism and Education is a definitive resource for researchers, postgraduate students, reflective practitioners and teachers who wish to know and understand current views of the nature of autism, and best practice in educational support.

Measuring Quality in Educational Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Measuring Quality in Educational Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Measuring quality in educational programs for students with autism spectrum disorder
Suzanne Kucharczyk Peggy Schaefer Whitby


In response to the increased prevalence of ASD, knowledge of ASD educational practices has grown significantly over the last decade. The US National Autism Center (NAC; 2015) and National Professional Development Center on ASD (NPDC; Wong et al., 2015) have identified evidence-based teaching strategies, along with guides for implementation of strategies. The literature on evidence-based practices provides teachers and families with focused strategies that have the greatest potential for targeted intervention and positive outcomes. Comprehensive treatment models package and utilize evidence-based practices to impact the core deficits of ASD (Odom ...

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