Journal Articles


  1. New York State Department of Health. Early Intervention Program: clinical practice guideline: report of the recommendations. (1999).
  2. National Academy of Sciences. Educating Children with Autism. Commission of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, 2001.
  3. Myers SM, Johnson, CP. Management of children with autism spectrum disorders. Pediatrics. 2007; 120: 1162-1182.
  4. Eric V. Larsson, Ph.D., L.P., B.C.B.A Intensive Early Intervention using Behavior Therapy is the Single Most Widely-Accepted Treatment for Autism.
  5. Insurance Services in a School Setting Julie Kornack at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders wrote this article with useful arguments to make to get ABA covered in a school setting.
  6. Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers. And Clarifications Regarding Applied Behavior Analysis Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Practice Guidelines for Healthcare Funders and Managers (2nd ed.) Behavior Analyst Certification Board.
  7. Latest information on Autism from the Centers for Disease Control can be found here.
  8. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Comparative Effectiveness of Therapies for Children with ASD, can be found here.


  1. Granpeesheh D et al. Applied Behavior Analytic Interventions for children with autism: a description and review of treatment research. Ann Clin Psychiatry, 2009 Jul-Sep: 21 (3): 162-73.
  2. Eikeseth S. Outcome of comprehensive psychoeducational interventions for young children with autism. Res Dev Disabil. 2009; 30:158-178.
  3. Rogers SJ, Vismara LA. Evidence-based comprehensive treatments for early autism. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2008; 37:8-38.
  4. Eikeseth S, Smith T, Jahr E, et al. Outcome for children with autism who began intensive behavioral treatment between ages 4 and 7: a comparison controlled study. Behav Modif. 2007; 31:264-278
  5. Spreckley, M and Boyd, R Efficacy of applied behavioral intervention in preschool children with autism for improving cognitive, language and adaptive behavior: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Pediatr, 2009 Mar: 154(3): 338-44.
  6. Foxx, R. Applied behavior analysis treatment of autism: the state of the art, Child Adolescent Psychiatry Clin N Am, 2008 Oct; 17(4): 821-34, ix.
  7. Reichow B, Hume K, Barton E and Boyd B. Early Intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism spectrum disorders. Cochrane Library, 2018.
  8. Virues-Ortega, J. Applied behavior analytic intervention for autism in early childhood: Meta-Analysis, meta-regression and dose-response meta-analysis of multiple outcomes. Clinical Psychology Review, 2010.

Autism Studies on Adolescents and Adults

  1. Miller, N. & Neuringer, A. Reinforcing Variabity in Adolescents with Autism
  2. McEntee, J.E. & Saunders, R.R. A Response-restriction Analysis of Stereotype in Adolescents with Mental Retardation: Implication for Applied Behavior Analysis.
  3. White SW, Simmons GL et al. Psychosocial Treatments Targeting Anxiety and Depression in Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Review of the latest Research and Recommended Future Directions. Current Psychiatry Reports, 2018.
  4. Pallathra AA Cordero L et al. Psychosocial Interventions Targeting Social Functioning in Adults on the Autism Spectrum: A Literature Review. Current Psychiatry Reports, 2019.

OT/Sensory Integration for Autism

  1. Fazlioglu, Y. and Baran, G. A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism. Percept Mot Skills, 2008 Apr; 106(2):415-22.
  2. Pfeiffer, B., et al. Effectiveness of sensory integration interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders: a pilot study. Am J Occup Ther, 2011 Jan-Feb;65(1):76-85. The purpose of this study was to address the effectiveness of sensory integration (SI) interventions in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Children ages 6–12 with ASD were randomly assigned to a fine motor or SI treatment group. Pretests and posttests measured social responsiveness, sensory processing, functional motor skills, and social–emotional factors. Results identified significant positive changes in Goal Attainment Scaling scores for both groups; more significant changes occurred in the SI group, and a significant decrease in autistic mannerisms occurred in the SI group.
  3. Case-Smith, J and Arbesman, M. Evidence-based review of intervention for autism used in or of relevance to occupational therapy. Am J Occup Ther, 2008 Jul-Aug: 62(4): 416-29. Respondents who reported more frequent use of and more competence in sensory integration approaches perceived more improvement in children's sensory processing. Respondents who reported more frequent use of and more competence in child-centered play perceived more improvement in children's sensory integration and play skills.
  4. May-Benson, TA and Koomar JA. Systematic review of the research evidence examining the effectiveness of interventions using a sensory integrative approach for children. Am J Occup Ther, 2010 May-Jun; 64(3): 403-14. Results suggest the SI approach may result in positive outcomes in sensorimotor skills and motor planning; socialization, attention, and behavioral regulation; reading-related skills; participation in active play; and achievement of individualized goals.
  5. Schaaf RC, Dumont RL et al. Efficacy of Occupational Therapy Using Ayres Sensory Integration: A Systematic Review. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, updated June, 2018.
  6. Romagnoli G et al. Occupational Therapy’s efficacy in children with Asperger’s syndrome: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials., 2019 Clin Ter.

Group Language Therapy and Social Skills for Autism

  1. Kasari, C et al. Joint attention and symbolic play in young children with autism: a randomized controlled intervention study. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 2006 Jun: 47(6): 611-20.
  2. Kasari, C et al. Language outcome in autism: randomized comparison of joint attention and play interventions. J Consult Clin Psychol, 2008 Feb; 76 (1): 125-37.
  3. Bellini S and Peters, J. Social skills training for youth with autism spectrum disorder. Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am, 2008 Oct: 17(4):857-73, x.
  4. Reichow B, Steiner AM, Volkmar F. Cochrane Review: Social Skills groups for people aged 6 to 21 with ASD. 2013, The Cochrane Collaboration.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse, Government Reports and Guidelines

Residential treatment for Mental Health and Substance Abuse

Studies on Efficacy of Wilderness Therapy Programs