ERIC Number: ED231122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Programs and Services for the Orthopedically Handicapped and Other Health Impaired. Addendum: Health Impairments Due to Autism.
Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identification and placement standards and guidelines for school districts in Hawaii are provided to enable autistic children to receive services under the "other health impaired" category. The procedural change, deleting autistic children from the "seriously emotionally disturbed" category, is reported to be a result of the technical amendment in the definition of autistic children under Part B of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and derives from recent research showing physiological rather than environmental etiology of the disorder. Described are procedures for identification, eligibility determination, programing, and the competencies required by teachers and ancillary personnel. A reference section with about 200 citations constitutes more than half the document. (MC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii State Dept. of Education, Honolulu. Office of Instructional Services.
Identifiers: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Hawaii