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    Practitioners
    DADD is committed to supporting practitioners. Here is a place for DADD to help meet the needs of practitioners, including our evidence-based practices briefs from our DADD Express as well as our Teachers' Corner.

     
    Latest Practitioner Resources
    Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS): An Evidence-Based Practice. By Michelle Flippin & Sharon Richter

    PECS is a behaviorally-based, pictorial communication system in which children learn to communicate with a partner by exchange of picture communication symbols.
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    Embedded Instruction as an Evidence-Based Practice to Support Inclusive Education. By Bree A. Jimenez & Ai Kamei

    Embedded instruction refers to explicit, systematic instruction designed to distribute instructional trials within the on-going routines and activities of the performance environment (McDonnell, Johnson, & McQuivey, 2008).
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    The DADD Board of Directors supports the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 through 18 years of age. Over two dozen epidemiological studies failed to identify a causal relationship between vaccinations and autism. The initial research that suggested such a relationship has been discredited. We recommend all families discuss vaccinations with their family health care provider on how best to maintain the health and safety of their child and those who cannot be immunized due to medical reasons. 

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    Events
    Download the 2010 DADD Showcase Sessions. Presenters included Robert A. Stodden, Dianne Zager, and Debra Hart speaking about "Preparing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities for Postsecondary Education and Employment"
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