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Bridging for Success in Autism: Training and Collaboration Across Medical, Educational, and Community Systems
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America (2008)
  • Naomi Swiezy
  • Melissa Stuart
  • Patricia Korzekwa
Abstract

The basis for the need for improved training and collaboration models in the field of autism is supported through historical background and literature in related fields. Ultimately, training specific to autism spectrum disorders and related evidence-based practices is proposed as necessary for all care providers having influence on programming related to this special population. It is also posited that the most effective avenue for training is through models incorporating more intensive and interactive training processes such as hands-on learning activities with opportunities for coaching, modeling, practice and feedback. Effective collaboration across systems (including home, medical, educational, and community settings) is emphasized to facilitate consistency in implementation of strategies for ultimate program success.

Publication Date
October, 2008
Publisher Statement
Authors affiliated with the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center, HANDS in Autism Program, Riley Hospital for Children and the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Citation Information
Naomi Swiezy, Melissa Stuart and Patricia Korzekwa. "Bridging for Success in Autism: Training and Collaboration Across Medical, Educational, and Community Systems" Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America Vol. 17 Iss. 4 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/patricia_hampshire/3/