Project Background

NPDC Project Background

During the seven-year funding cycle, the NPDC created a number of resources that were used and revised in our work with 12 states and with individual programs, practitioners, students, and families in those states.

In 2014, the NPDC identified 27 evidence-based practices in a systematic review of the literature published from 1990-2011. From the 27 EBPs identified, the NPDC developed online modules, called the Autism Focused-Intervention Resources and Modules (AFIRM). Overall, AFIRM users find the AFIRM modules and resources to be high-quality, useful, and relevant to their work with learners with ASD (Sam et al., 2019).

The National Clearinghouse for Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP) updated this work in 2020 with a new report on the literature published from 1990-2017.


Other resources developed and available on this site include coaching resources and scientific reports.