AUTISM ARTICLES

Outcome survey of early intensive behavioral intervention for young children with autism in a community setting Boyd RD, Corley MJ. Golden Gate Regional Center, San Francisco, CA, USA. This article presents findings from an outcome survey of the effects of early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism in a community setting. Results from both individual case reviews and parent questionnaires are presented, with the data failing to support any instances of’recovery’ while still yielding a high degree of parental satisfaction with the treatment. Moreover, a follow-up inquiry into the type of services each child was receiving in his or her post-EIBI setting documents continued dependence on extensive educational and related developmental services, suggesting that the promise of future treatment sparing did not materialize. Limitations of the survey in evaluating community-based EIBI services are discussed along with the need for further research designed to document the effectiveness ofservices provided to young children with ASD in the community. PMID: 11777258 [PubMed – in process] www.feat.org