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ERIC Number: ED530028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
State Approaches to Serving Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. inForum
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
The number of children and youth identified with autism has grown exponentially over the past decade and a half. During 1992-93 (the first required reporting year for the category of autism) only 7,168 students with autism ages 6-21 were served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (U.S. Department of Education, 1994). This number grew to 193,637 students with autism ages 6-21 during the 2004-05 school year--more than 27 times the number first identified. Although some of this growth in numbers can be attributed to the fact that it often takes several years for state data systems to adapt, this certainly does not fully account for such extreme growth in numbers. In response to this growth, states have begun to institute specialized infrastructures and/or programs to serve children and youth with autism and other autism spectrum disorders. The purpose of this document is to describe state approaches to serving this growing population. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
Project Forum. Available from: National Association of State Directors of Special Education. 1800 Diagonal Road Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-519-3800; Fax: 703-519-3808; Web site: http://www.projectforum.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Location: United States
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C