ERIC Number: ED485479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guidance on Providing Supports and Services to Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Their Families. Technical Assistance Manual.
Osbourn, Pat; Scott, Fletcher
New Mexico State Department of Education
The field of autism is rapidly changing with increased funding for research into causes and treatments of this Autism Spectrum Disorder. This document will focus primarily on behavioral and communication treatment approaches that may be used within early intervention and/or preschool special education. Other treatment approaches that are not covered in this document include biomedical and dietary treatments as well as complementary approaches such as art, music and animal therapy. Throughout this document the term "early childhood" is used to refer to children from birth to 8, however the primary intended audience of this document is for families and providers of children birth to 5. This technical assistance document is intended to be used by personnel in early intervention agencies and local education agencies as well as family members of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The following are appended: (1) M-CHAT: Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers; (2) Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders; (3) Basic Skills Needed by Young Children with ASD; (4) Sample Outcomes/Goals for Young Children with ASD; and (5) Case Studies. Three sections follow the appendices: (1) frequently asked questions; (2) bibliography; (3) resources; and (4) glossary.
Descriptors: Check Lists, Young Children, Autism, Early Intervention, Clinical Diagnosis, Case Studies, Evaluation Criteria, Technical Assistance
New Mexico Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Building, Special Education Bureau, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786. Web site: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/seo.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe. Div. of Special Education.