Information on Autism Internet Modules

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Our center is in the process of developing online modules for each of the 24 identified evidence-based practices. These modules are available on the Autism Internet Modules (AIM) website hosted by the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI). The Autism Internet Modules (AIM) website features content from experts on ASD across the nation on topics including assessment and identification, characteristics, evidence-based practices and interventions, transition to adulthood, and employment. The AIM platform was designed and built by OCALI staff with components consistent with research on how adults learn. Information is presented at a universal reading level with activities providing support to those with introductory or advanced knowledge on ASD.

How do I access the Autism Internet Modules?

To access the online modules, you must register for a free account. Select the "Sign Up" or "Create an Account” option on the Autism Internet Modules (AIM) website.

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After logging onto the AIM website, the easiest way to locate a specific module is to select an alphabetical view of all modules, and then scroll through and find the module of your choice. Modules can also be accessed through categories.

Are the online modules different from the briefs that are posted on the National Professional Development Center website?

The online modules incorporate all of the information from the briefs, but are enhanced by additional features such as case studies, video examples, pre- and post-tests, and more.

What modules are now available on AIM?



Antecedent-Based Intervention (ABI)
Computer-Aided Instruction (CAI)
Differential Reinforcement
Discrete Trial Training
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
Functional Communication Training (FCT)
Naturalistic Intervention
Parent Implemented Intervention
Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
Response Interruption/Redirection
Social Narratives
Social Skills Groups
Speech Generating Devices (SGD)
Structured Work Systems
Task Analysis
Time Delay
Video Modeling
Visual Supports

* You can also see available modules by selecting Module List on the AIM website.

Our center has also released the core components of each module, called evidence-based practice (EBP) briefs. These EBP briefs include an overview of the practice, step-by-step directions for implementation, an implementation checklist, the evidence base for the practice, and supplemental materials. EBP briefs and their components are available for download through the EBP Briefs page.