Implementing behavioral evidence-based practices to integrate autistic students in general education classrooms

Most professions have specific phrases used in order to prove the importance of the statement. In education, the phrase evidence-based practice is employed to show significance to a strategy. Although the term is used to prove a point, many educators don’t really know what it means. General education teachers are told to do something because it is considered evidence-based, but are not always given the tools or strategies to implement the evidence-based practice correctly. This is especially obvious when working with autistic students. This paper gives a history of special education, history of autism, defines evidence-based practices and has a guide for general education teachers. Appendix A gives general education teachers easy, practical, and quick ways to support autistic students using evidence-based practices.