ERIC Number: ED240778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Autism: Model Projects. Iowa Monograph.
Smith, Carl R., Ed.; Brees, Nancy, Ed.
The booklet describes four model autism sites that were funded in Iowa from 1980 to 1983. Each project's structure, goals and accomplishments, and future tasks are noted. The first project included an interdisciplinary autism resource team and a center-based, self-contained demonstration classroom. The second was a rural delivery model providing consultation, diagnosis, and direct services to autistic children and their parents. The third project focused on developing exemplary delivery systems in the current program and contrasting these systems with the self-contained model. The fourth and final project included emphasis on placement in the least restrictive environment and curriculum development for community/vocational competencies as well as school competencies. Appended materials include a list of characteristics of students with autism and of curriculum tasks in educational, domestic, leisure, communication, and community functioning domains. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines. Div. of Special Education.