Autism Society Canada

Societe Canadienne de l’Autisme

P.O. Box 65, Orangeville, ON L9W 2Z5
Tel: (519) 942-8720, Fax: (519) 942-3566, Toll free: (866) 874-3334
E-mail:; Website:
Autism Best Practices
Published documents (up to 08/01)

Treatment and Education

Educating Children with Autism
Catherine Lord and James P. McGee, Editors, Committee on Educational Interventions for Children
with Autism, National Research Council 300 pages (approximate), 6 x 9, 2001.
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences and Education
June 13, 2001

Report of the MADSEC Autism Task Force
Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities
Kennebec Center • 675 Western Ave, Suite 2 • Manchester, ME 04531
Phone (207) 626-3380 • FAX (207) 626-3347
E-Mail: • Web:
February 2000
Best Practices for Designing and Delivering Effective Programs for Individuals with

Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Recommendations of the Collaborative Work Group on Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Sponsored by the California Departments of Education and Developmental Services
July 1997

Clinical Practice Guideline

Report of the Guideline Recommendations
Autism / Pervasive Developmental Disorders

Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)
Sponsored by New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program
This guideline was developed by an independent panel of professionals and parents sponsored by the New
York State Department of Health, Early Intervention Program.
1999, Diagnosis,


Developmental Surveillance and Screening of Infants and Young Children (RE0062)
Committee on Children With Disabilities Pediatrics, volume 108, Number 1, July 2001, pp 192 – 196

The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum
Disorder in Children (RE060018)
Technical Report: The Pediatrician’s Role in the Diagnosis and Management of Autistic Spectrum Disorder
in Children
Committee on Children With Disabilities Pediatrics, volume 107, Number 5, May 2001, pp 1221-1226

Practice parameter: Screening and diagnosis of autism
Report of the Quality Standards Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology
and the Child Neurology Society
P.A. Filipek et all.,
NEUROLOGY (August) 2000;55:468–479

Treatments for People with Autism and Other Pervasive Developmental Disorders:
Research Perspectives
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Sponsored by: The NIH Autism Coordinating Committee and the Department of Education,
Office of Special Education, Neuroscience Center, Rockville, MD 20852
November 8-9, 1999

Autism Screening and Diagnostic Evaluation:
CAN Consensus Statement By the CAN Consensus Group
CAN, Cure Autism Now
March 1998, CNS Spectrums Journal.

Clinical Assessment Options for Children with Autism and Related Disorders: A
Biomedical Approach
A consensus report of DEFEAT AUTISM NOW! (DAN!) conference, January 1995, Revised 1997
(updated at an annual conference)
Autism Research Institute
Document not available on the Internet. Information:

Screening and Diagnostic Tools Information

Description of the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) and Autism
Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic (ADOS)
(ADI-R Catherine Lord, Michael Rutter, and Anne Le Couteur, 1994; ADOS Lord, Rutter,
DiLavore & Risi, 1999)

Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT)
Simon Baron-Cohen, 1992

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