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Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Name

Educational Specialist (EdS)


Department of Graduate Psychology


Tiffany Hornsby

Deborah Kipps-Vaughan

Trevor Stokes


Research in the field of autism has shown that families of children with ASD are affected in many ways. Recent studies have begun to explore various interventions for siblings of children with developmental disabilities. A systematic review of studies on school-based interventions for families and siblings of children with autism was conducted to evaluate the current state of the literature and inform recommendations for research and practice. Three articles were selected and reviewed according to their experimental design, participant characteristics, intervention or support protocol, and outcomes measured. Using the current search criteria, no studies were found to address school-based services for families and siblings of children with autism. However, included studies report positive indicators for parent-school collaboration with behavior interventions for children with autism. Recommendations for future research are outlined, with a focus on modifying existing intervention and support programs for school settings.



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