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Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

The National Professional Development Center: Children Autism Spectrum Disorders (PDA) is a national multi-site program that promotes the use of evidence-based practices (EBP) for 1) early screening and diagnosis; 2) intervention and education that promote optimal child and family outcomes and span the age-range from infancy to early adulthood (21 years of age); 3) intense, sustainable outcome-based training that promotes optimal use of existing resources; 4) technical assistance for the delivery of effective services, for establishment of model sites of EBP, and for a sustainable system of training and technical assistance; and 5) evaluation/measurement of child, practitioner, and system levels outcomes. The (PDA) is a collaboration among the FPG Child Development Institute and the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina, the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the MIND Institute at the University of California at Davis Medical School. The operational goal of the center is to work with states to provide training and technical assistance to increase the capacity of states to implement EBP, to increase the number of highly qualified personnel serving children with ASD, and to promote early identification of ASD.

For more information, please contact: Jim Bodfish, Ph.D., Psychology

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