Systematic review briefs provide a summary of the findings from systematic reviews developed in conjunction with the American Occupational Therapy Association’s Evidence-Based Practice Program. Each systematic review brief summarizes the evidence on a theme related to a systematic review topic. The authors completed a systematic review of family- and person-centered planning interventions for families of autistic1 children, or autistic adolescents and adults gathered from literature published between 2013 and 2021. This systematic review brief presents findings from the six included articles that focused on family-centered planning interventions. Emerging evidence from these six studies supports the use of coaching interventions with caregivers of children on the autism spectrum to address both child and parent outcomes. These outcomes include individualized goals; caregiver sense of competence, empowerment, or self-efficacy; occupational performance of children and mothers; and caregiver satisfaction with their child’s occupational performance.

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