Choosing Autism Interventions: A Research-Based Guide provides an accessible evidence-based overview of the most commonly used interventions for children and adults on the autism spectrum. It summarises best clinical practice from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and gives a set of tools to help you evaluate interventions for yourself. It is the first guide of its kind to meet the requirements of the NHS Information Standard.
The Information Standard is a certification programme for
all organisations producing evidence-based health and care information for the
public. Any organisation achieving The Information Standard has undergone a
rigorous assessment to check that the information they produce is clear,
accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up-to-date.
This guide will benefit people on the autism spectrum and their parents and carers, frontline staff in service-providing organisations, policymakers, academics and researchers.
Publication: 06 May 2015
Content: The guide is divided into four sections:
Key information: what is autism, common issues facing people on the autism spectrum, overview of interventions, how scientific research works.
Interventions: a comprehensive overview of a wide range of interventions and what scientific research tells us about their effectiveness and safety.
Tools: key principles any intervention should follow; questions to ask about any intervention (including red flags to watch out for); summary of NICE guidance on best clinical practice.
Appendices: personal perspectives; organisations and websites; further reading.