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ERIC Number: EJ1007035
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1537-5749
Adapting K12 for Students with Autism
Whitmer, Regina
District Administration, v49 n1 p30-32, 41-42 Jan 2013
Enter "teaching students with autism" in Google, and more than 8 million results pop up instantly. Educators are learning, however, that there are scientifically proven treatments and protocols that can help them meet federal and state requirements, stretch budgets, avoid litigation and assist families who must continue educating students long after the last bell rings. But implementing these practices is yet another challenge for K12 administrators facing limited budgets and growing need--the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 1 in 88 children has an autism spectrum disorder--as they strive to find creative ways to satisfy parents and taxpayers while serving students. Successful districts implement effective treatments as part of a variety of methodologies, which include separate classrooms; mainstreaming; and inclusion/co-teaching. Inclusion and co-teaching are gaining in popularity as administrators seek to provide the least-restrictive environment, which often is the most cost-effective--and beneficial far beyond the student with autism. (Contains 16 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act