I know I said that my next blog would focus on the second of the three principles outlined in the Guiding Principles document from the U.S. Department of Education and I promise to get back to that, but I felt it was important to highlight another new document that is hot off the presses (does that still apply when it is in PDF? - perhaps, "hot off the digitizer" is more appropriate).
A couple of years ago, Carol Burmeister and I had the incredible experience of reviewing research articles to further the work of the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders as they seek to identify evidence-based practices for working with students with ASD. Although the review work was not easy, it was extremely rewarding. Carol and I have waited patiently (well, perhaps not exactly 'patiently') for the document reporting on the findings. I'm happy to say that the new report is now published and that educators can now access the information regarding what works in educating students with ASD.