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ERIC Number: ED348799
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan for Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders.
Texas Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Austin.
This Texas state plan presents proposals for provision of services to people with autism. It is noted that less than 25 percent of the estimated 8,500 persons with autism in Texas are currently receiving services. Preliminary sections look at the nature of autism, the numbers of Texans with autism, the responsibilities of the Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, and the mission, principles, and goals of the Council. Most of the document examines current and future activities of state agencies including the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation (e.g., demonstration programs for persons with autism, in-home and family support programs, and interagency personnel training); the Texas Education Agency (e.g., Individual Educational Plan provisions, an autism grant, and non-educational community based services); the Texas Rehabilitation Commission (the Vocational Rehabilitation Commission and the Extended Rehabilitation Services Program); the Texas Department of Health; and the Texas Department of Human Services. Goals and priority recommendations of the Council are then listed. These are: (1) the expansion and improvement of services for persons with autism; (2) the development and monitoring of such programs; and (3) increased public and professional awareness of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Interagency Council on Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Austin.