ERIC Number: ED450530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Early Identification and Intervention for the Spectrum of Autism.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This handbook provides information on autism to enable Colorado parents and educators to recognize early symptoms in young children and to provide for early intervention. Sections of the booklet address: (1) the importance of early intervention; (2) early indicators for screening children ages birth through 60 months, including difficulties in sensory-motor skills, speech-language skills, and social skills; (3) screening for the very young; (4) the identification process; (5) characteristics of autism disorder; (6) the federal definition of autism; (7) Colorado eligibility criteria for autism; (8) the educational process for identification and individual program planning; (9) elements of effective programs; (10) common misconceptions about autism; (11) facts about autism; (12) guidelines for evaluating treatments for autism; (13) questions for parents to ask regarding specific treatment; (14) components of evaluation for autism; and (15) competencies of Colorado Regional Autism Specialists. (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Check Lists, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Strategies, Eligibility, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
Colorado State Dept. of Education, State Library and Adult Education Office, 201 E. Colfax, Denver, CO 80203; Web site: http://www.cde.state.co.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado