ERIC Number: ED363067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Developing a Functional and Longitudinal Individual Plan. Functional Programming for People with Autism: A Series.
In the education of individuals with autism, it is crucial that programming focuses on developing a repertoire of lifetime skills. Information on an individual's strengths to use in educational planning can be gathered from standardized instruments, from observation in natural settings, and from interviews. It should be kept in mind that the learner with autism usually displays an uneven developmental profile. Educational planning should emphasize communication and independent functioning, with long-term goals for activities needed in adult life providing the basis for short-term objectives. Skills needed by young adults in the areas of self-care, personal management, home care, social and leisure, and work are listed. Sample long-range activity goals and measurable objectives are provided. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Autism, Communication Skills, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Independent Living, Individualized Education Programs, Long Range Planning, Self Care Skills, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives
Indiana Resource Center for Autism, Indiana University, 2853 E. Tenth St., Bloomington, IN 47408-2601 ($1.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
Note: For related booklets, see EC 302 520-530.