ERIC Number: ED450532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Colorado Autism Manual for Teachers, Service-Providers and Parents.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This manual provides information on autism to enable Colorado parents and educators to recognize early symptoms in children and to provide for early intervention. Section 1 of the manual provides an introduction to the Colorado Autism Task Force, lists participants in the task force, explains the guiding principles for development of educational services for children with autism, and lists members of the Colorado Board of Education. Section 2 provides an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder, the federal definition of autism, Colorado eligibility criteria for autistic disorders, and possible early indicators of autism. The following section discusses recommended training components for service providers and families and intervention approaches for autism. An annotated bibliography on resources on autism is provided, along with a list of national contacts and references on autism in young children, Colorado autism resources, on-line resources, books and literature, and a glossary of terms. Section 4 discusses funding resources, including Medicaid and health insurance. The final section provides Colorado general special education information. This section includes a communication log form, an explanation of educational rights for parents in English and Spanish, a legal center order form, and parent publications listing different resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Autism, Classification, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Elementary Education, Eligibility, Infants, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Student Rights, 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; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado