These competencies are based upon consistent findings from the research community. Decades of research have provided a number of evidence based strategies effective for the treatment, education, and support of individuals with autism in school and community based settings. Additionally, as the research literature continues to expand, there are a number of emerging practices that have been identified. Therefore, these competencies are based on the best and most promising practices that have been identified through research as critical to address the needs of individuals with autism.
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