Event Details:
Friday, April 12, 2013, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Evidence-based Practice and Autism

Presentation by Dr. Hanna Rue, National Autism Center

As part of the FREE Autism Awareness Expo hosted by the Fort Benning Exceptional Family Member Program and the Family Advocacy Program, Dr. Hanna Rue from the National Autism Center will be speaking to families about evidence-based practices for autism. Dr. Rue's presentation will take place at 12 p.m.

About the Presentation

The National Autism Center (NAC) launched the National Standards Project in 2005 with the support and guidance of an expert panel composed of nationally recognized scholars, researchers, and other leaders representing diverse fields of study. The primary goal of the National Standards Project is to provide critical information about which treatments have been shown to be effective for individuals with ASD.

The project examined and quantified the level of research supporting interventions that target the core characteristics of ASD in children, adolescents and young adults (below 22 years of age) on the autism spectrum. 

This free presentation by Dr. Hanna Rue will focus on how the NAC evaluated the quality of science for each of the 775 treatment articles that were reviewed. The treatments identified as established, emerging, and unestablished will be discussed. Finally, we will review how practitioners can use these treatments as part of the evidence-based practice for the treatment of autism.

About Dr. Hanna Rue [download bio and photo] 

The National Autism Center is May Institute’s Center for the Promotion of Evidence-based Practice. It is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting effective, evidence-based treatment approaches for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and to providing direction to families, practitioners, organizations, policy-makers and funders. The Center’s goal is to serve individuals with ASD by responding to the rising demand for reliable information and by providing comprehensive resources for families and communities.

Dr. Rue will also speak at the May Center in Columbus on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Please contact us for more information.

Learn more about our May Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in Columbus, Ga.