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ERIC Number: ED502544
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 32
Abstractor: ERIC
Impact. Volume 19 Number 3 Fall-Winter 2006-07
Gaylord, Vicki, Ed.
Institute on Community Integration (NJ1)
This issue of the quarterly publication focuses on Supporting Success in School and Beyond for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Editorial introduction notes that Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are reported as the sixth most commonly classified disability among young people receiving special education services in American schools, and it has been estimated that as many as 500,000 young people in the U.S have an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There remains much to learn about causes of ASD; the best ways to identify ASD in early childhood and begin early interventions; and the best ways to support the academic, social, and vocational success of students with ASD. Articles include: (1) This is Me: Ryan's Story (Ryan Birkemose); (2) Autism Spectrum Disorders: Definitions and Implications (Travis Thompson); (3) Identification and Assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Karen Cadigan and Teri Estrem); (4) Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew (Ellen Notbohm); (5) Navigating the Maze of Special Education Law and Practice with Students with ASD (Dan Stewart); (6) Providing Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services for Students with ASD (Gregory A. Cheatham); (7) Critical Skill Sets for Special Education Teachers Working with Students with ASD (Lynn Stansberry-Brusnahan and Phil Sievers); (8) Early Intervention for Children with ASD (Ilene S. Schwartz and Carol A. Davis); (9) Effective Practices for Students with ASD (Richard L. Simpson); (10) Effective Transition Planning for Learners with ASD Approaching Adulthood (Peter F. Gerhardt); (11) Teaching Social Skills to Students on the Autism Spectrum (by William D. Frea); (12) Best Practices in Promoting Friendship Development for Students with ASD (Lesley Craig-Unkefer); (13) Beginning Communication Approaches with young Children Who Have ASD (Joe Reichle); (14) Supporting Children and Youth with ASD who Exhibit Challenging Behavior (Rob O'Neill); (15) Tips for Preparing Your Classroom; and (16) Resources for Educators, Families, and Individuals with ASD.
Institute on Community Integration. University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Tel: 612-624-4512; Fax: 612-624-9344; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration on Developmental Disabilities (DHHS)
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration.; Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Research and Training Center on Community Living.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A