ERIC Number: ED245512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Autistic Integration Model, 1981-1982, Year III. Final Report.
Arick, Joel R.; Almond, Patricia
The report presents information on the Autistic Integration Model (AIM), an approach designed to promote maximum community acceptance of severely autistic adolescents in a public high school setting through community integration and student skill building. The first thrust of AIM was to help each student develop functional skills within specific community target sites, to decrease maladaptive behaviors that interfered with community acceptance, and to increase adaptive behavior skills. The second major project activity was the community integration component which included a high school teacher assistant program and supervised field placements in the extended community. High school students were trained to work with and record behavior of autistic Ss. A summary of project accomplishments provides details of activities for each of six objectives (development of the integration curriculum, the high school training program, and the transition assessment instrument; community involvement; dissemination and replication; and project continuation). Extensive appendixes include the table of contents for the high school training manual and a flow chart for vocational training of severely handicapped adolescents. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Portland Public Schools, OR.