Study by UNC Researchers Identified as One of Top 20 Advances in ASD research for 2013

“Comparative Efficacy of LEAP, TEACCH and Non-Model-Specific Special Education Programs for Preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorders,” was one 20 studies listed in the 2013 Summary of Advances recently released by the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC).

According to the IACC Web site, the studies selected “have given new insight into the complex causes of autism and potential risk factors, studied clues that could lead to earlier diagnosis, and evaluated promising early intervention strategies.”

The study by UNC researchers found that preschoolers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) who receive high-quality early intervention benefit developmentally regardless of the treatment model used.

Dr. Brian Boyd, Assistant Professor, Department of Allied Health Sciences, and Fellow at UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, co-authored the study, which was published online in June 2013 by the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Click here to read more about the study and its findings.

Visit http://iacc.hhs.gov/summary-advances/2013/index.shtml for details on the IACC Summary of Advances.

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