WATCH: Virtual training for parents to help kids with autism improve behavioral skills

Rutgers multimedia program teaches parents how to respond appropriately in different situations

In this school year of remote learning, among the most vulnerable student populations are New Jersey’s children with autism spectrum disorder. One-on-one instruction and therapies have been left, largely, to parents. But a new study finds that virtually training families to perform early behavioral intervention is both an effective and accessible alternative.

Wayne Fisher is the lead author of the report and the director of the Rutgers Center for Autism Research, Education and Services at the Rutgers Brain Health Institute. He explains what his team found to Anchor Briana Vannozzi.