Better health and ageing for all Australians

A review of the research to identify the most effective models of practice in early intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders

Appendix B: Reviews and guidelines

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BCOHTA (2000). Autism and Lovaas Treatment. A systematic review of effectiveness evidence. British Columbia Office of Health Technology Assessment, The University of British Columbia.

Crewther S.G., Goodyear M.J., Bavin E.L., Lawson M.L., Wingenfield S.A., & Crewther D.P., (2003) Autism in Victoria: An investigation of prevalence and service delivery for children aged 0-6 years. Victorian Government Department of Human Services, Melbourne, Victoria.

Evans, S. (2003). Service Guidelines: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The Department of Health and Senior Services, New Jersey.

Jordan R, Jones G, & Murray D. (1998). Educational Interventions for Children with Autism: A literature review of recent and current research. School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK.

Librera, W. L., Bryant, I., Gantwerk, B., & Tkach, B. (2004). Autism Program Quality Assurance Indicators: A self-review and quality improvement guide for programs serving young students with autism spectrum disorders: New Jersey Department of Education.

Ludwig S & Harstall C. (2001). Intensive intervention programs for children with Autism. Health Technology Assessment Report. Alberta Heritage Research Foundation for Medical Research, Canada.

MADSEC (2000). Report of the MADSEC Autism Task Force: Maine Administrators of Services for Children with Disabilities.

Medical Research Council (2001). Autism: Epidemiology and Causes.

McGahan L. (2001). Behavioural intervention for preschool children with Autism. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment.

Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education (2003). Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Programming for Individual Needs.

Osbourn, P., & Scott, F. (2004). Autism spectrum disorders: Guidance on providing supports and services to young children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. Technical assistance manual: New Mexico Public Education Department.

Perry A. & Condillac, R., (2003). Evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders: Review of the literature and practice guide. Report commissioned by Children’s Mental Health, Ontario, Canada. PDF available at Children's Mental Health Ontario website (

Special Programs Branch (2000). Teaching Students with Autism: A Resource Guide for Schools. British Columbia Ministry of Education.

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