Autism Spectrum Conditions--enhancing Nurture and Development (ASCEND): an evaluation of intervention support groups for parents.

@article{Pillay2011AutismSC,
  title={Autism Spectrum Conditions--enhancing Nurture and Development (ASCEND): an evaluation of intervention support groups for parents.},
  author={Mini Pillay and Ben Alderson-Day and Barry Wright and Chris R Williams and Bron Urwin},
  journal={Clinical child psychology and psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={5-20}
}
There is relatively little evidence about the effectiveness of parent-training programmes for children with autism spectrum conditions (ASCs). Here we evaluate a programme developed to fill a gap in the provision of parent interventions after EarlyBird, which is only available for parents of pre-school ASC children. This programme (ASCEND) has now been running for five years. Questionnaires were used to evaluate seven consecutive 11-session programmes from 2004 to 2007, involving 79 parents… CONTINUE READING
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