Many interventions exist for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Yet,

according to research, evidence-based practices (EBPs) are the most effective.


What is it?

Evidence-based practice means that clinicians are using procedures that have been studied carefully and those results have been reviewed and published. One reason for using EBPs is because, by law in many countries, teaching practices must be based on evidence of effectiveness.

The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (NPDC) determined if an intervention was effective through a review of peer-reviewed research in scientific journals.

Evidence based treatment

How is it determined?

An intervention was considered to be an evidence-based practice if it met the specific criteria outlined below.