ERIC Number: ED113922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An Educational Model for Autistic Children.
The handbook provides a guide for the development of a public school program for autistic and seriously emotionally disturbed (ED) children which reflects the experience and successful elements of the Orange County (Florida) School District program. Included are sections on program rationale and philosophy (providing equal education opportunities); program goals (increasing students' growth through a behavior modification program of developmental activities); eligibility of children for the program (examining criteria such as unusual reactions to perceptual stimuli); program organization (considering such conditions as core staff requirements, budget, and transportation needs); initial identification and placement of children in the program (using referral and assessment methods to place the child in a diagnostic category); and transition of children out of the program (determining readiness for regular or ED class placement). Information in the appendixes includes the definition of autistic children, a plan for remodeling and adapting an existing classroom, and guidelines for parent group leaders. (SB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Orange County Public Schools, Orlando, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI