What is NCAEP?

The National Clearinghouse on Autism Evidence and Practice (NCAEP) is conducting a systematic review of the current intervention literature targeting individuals on the autism spectrum. NCAEP is a continuation of the evidence review that was completed by the National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders (NPDC) which included research published through 2011. We will review research studies published in the last five years (2012-2017) which examine the impact of behavioral, educational, clinical and developmental practices and service models used with individuals on the autism spectrum from birth through age 21. The literature is expanding rapidly so we plan to establish an active yearly review that will provide families, practitioners, and researchers with more timely updates. In the future, NCAEP hopes to expand this important work to identify EBPs for adults on the autism spectrum and to include pharmaceutical interventions. Read more about the Clearinghouse on this flyer.


We are conducting this review and creating resources for educators, clinicians, families, health care providers, and researchers to help inform practice and policy, and to ensure that individuals with autism spectrum disorder are provided the most efficacious interventions that can lead to the most successful outcomes.

When will NCAEP conduct their work?

We will start this review in 2017 with a plan to finalize and disseminate the review by the end of 2019. Keep track of our progress on the timeline here.

Who is supporting NCAEP?

NCAEP was initially supported by funds from the Ireland Family Foundation and the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Now we are relying on partners like you to help us continue our important work. Read more about how you can support NCAEP.