Welcome to the Autism Section

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

By Meagan Harder, M.A. & Jessica Juanico, PhD, BCBA-D, Department of Applied Behavioral Science, University of KansasMeagan Harder graduated with her Master's in Applied Behavioral Science from the University of Kansas in 2020. She is currently working in Madison...

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Is ABA Evidence-Based?

Is ABA Evidence-Based? Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA)treatments, such as Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) may be among the best examples of evidence-based behavioral health care.  In contrast to some reports in the media, independent reviews...

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What Does the Diagnosis “Autism” Mean?

What Does the Diagnosis "Autism" Mean? Autism is also called “early infantile autism,” “childhood autism,” “Kanner's syndrome,” and “classical autism.” Technically it is “autistic disorder” and it is classified as a Pervasive Developmental Disorder in the...

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Causes and Etiology of Autism

Our Section provides scientifically sound background information about Autism, such as what causes it, and what the different diagnoses mean. Causes and Etiology of Autism Autism and the other disorders in the autism spectrum are behaviorally defined...

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