ERIC Number: ED484211
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan
Special Education: Children with Autism. Report to the Chairman and Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Committee on Government Reform, House of Representatives. GAO-05-220
US Government Accountability Office
In this report to the House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) describes the trend in the number of children diagnosed with autism served under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, the services provided to these children, the estimated per pupil expenditures for educating children with autism, and approaches to their education. GAO provided a draft of this briefing to officials at the Department of Education for their technical review and incorporated their comments in this final report where appropriate.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Needs, Expenditure per Student, Autism, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Public Education, Early Intervention, Enrollment Trends
U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street NW, Room LM, Washington, DC 20548. Tel: 202-512-6000; TDD: 202-512-2537; Fax: 202-512-6061.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC.