JAMA Pediatrics Viewpoint: At a Crossroads—Reconsidering the Goals of Autism Early Behavioral Intervention From a Neurodiversity Perspective

The neurodiversity perspective is challenging autism researchers and interventionists to reconsider what should be the goals of early intervention, and specifically, whether the goal of intervention should be preventing, or promoting the loss of, an autism diagnosis. Duke Center forAutism Director Geraldine Dawson, Associate Director Lauren Franz, and Postdoctoral Associate Sam Brandsen, PhD, provide a perspective on how autism researchers can take steps to promote neurodiversity-affirming early intervention practices.

Read the full article published in JAMA Pediatrics online, July 11, 2022.