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ERIC Number: ED533553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Autism: Challenges Relating to Secondary Transition. QTA--A Brief Analysis of a Critical Issue in Special Education
Muller, Eve
Project Forum
Throughout the nation, states report unprecedented growth in the numbers of students identified with autism and other autism spectrum disorders (U.S. Department of Education, 1994, 2002). As a result, states are focusing increasing attention on intervention programs for young children with autism. However, there is less attention being paid to the challenges faced by students with autism who are making the transition to post-secondary education or work. The purpose of this document is to describe the efforts of several state education agencies (SEAs) to address the needs of transition-aged students with autism, describe the major barriers to providing effective secondary transition services to this population and generate policy recommendations. This document was produced as part of Project Forum's cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). (Contains 1 footnote.)
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:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), Project Forum
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act