Prior, Roberts, Rodgers & Williams (2011):  A Review of the Research to Identify the Most Effective Models of Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Leaf J., Leaf R., McEachin, Tabuman, Ala’i-Rosales, Ross, Smith, Weiss (2015); Applied Behavior Analysis is a Science and, Therefore, Progressive

Lovaas (1987); Behavioral Treatment and Normal Educational and Intellectual Functioning in Young Autistic Children

Wong, Odom, Hume, Cox, Fettig, Kucharczyk, Brock, Plavnick, Fleury, and Schultz (2014); Evidence-Based Practices for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Roberts, Williams, Smith & Campbell (2016); Autism spectrum disorder: Evidence-based/evidence-informed good practice for supports provided to preschool children, their families and carers. (This report was funded by National Disability Insurance Agency)


Mari Horiguchi ; Exploring Service Provision in Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Victoria Systematic Review & Research Report, Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Master of Psychology (Educational & Developmental)
Faculty of Education, Monash University October 2014

This research project contributed information for the ABA Census published by ABIA in 2013


Peggy Hailstone (2012); Behaviourally Speaking: What is ABA? What ABA Does? The Evidence-Base

Peggy Hailstone (2012); ABA – How, Why & What for? (An article on parental involvement in ABA for autism.)

Kim Sheppard (2012); What, Where, When & Why (An ABA expert debunks a number of the myths and misconceptions of ABA, and offers insight into ABA practice and theory.)


Information for Families & Carers

Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Package
Early Interventions Table

Amaze is the peak body for people on the autism spectrum and their supporters in Victoria.

Parliament of Victoria
Inquiry into services for people with autismFinal report (June 2017)
ABIA’s Submission to the Inquiry – click here

Raising Children Network
The Raising Children Network is the complete resource for Australian parents, taking you from pregnancy to newborns to teenagers. The site has a section dedicated to Autism.

Autism Awareness Australia
Our mission is to spark positive change by increasing education and understanding of autism in Australia. We hope our efforts will lead to earlier diagnosis, access to effective interventions and more meaningful supports to help people on the spectrum reach their full potential.

Autism CRC
The Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism (Autism CRC) is the world’s first cooperative research effort focused on autism across the lifespan.

Autism CRC Report (Jan 2016)
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Australia: Are we meeting best practice standards?

ASDetect is a free app that empowers parents and caregivers to assess the social attention and communication behaviours of their children younger than 2½ years (between 11 and 30 months). This video-led self-assessment app is based on comprehensive, rigorous, world-class research conducted at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre. The research underlying this app is 81% accurate in the early detection of autism and other related developmental conditions.

Carers Australia
Carers Australia support carers to understand the NDIS and build their capacity to support the people they care for to ensure the best outcomes within an individual NDIS package of supports.

Telethon Kids Institute – Autism Research Team
The Autism Research Team, based in Western Australia at the Telethon Kids Institute, investigates the genetic and neurobiological causes of Autism.

I CAN Network
The I CAN Network is driving a rethink of Autism, from ‘I Can’t’ to ‘I CAN’. They mentor young people on the Autism Spectrum to live life with an ‘I CAN’ attitude & bring out the ‘awe’ in AWEtism through education, advocacy and providing opportunities.

ASAT – Association for Science in Autism treatment
ASAT is an organisation promoting applied behaviour analysis and other autism therapies supported by scientific research & evidence.

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board
The BACB is a US based corporation established to meet professional credentialing needs identified by behavior analysts, governments, and consumers of behavior analysis services.