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ERIC Number: EJ1008439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0891-4222
Autism Litigation: Outcomes for 2010, Trends in Decision Making and Changes in Diagnostic Criteria
Hill, Doris Adams; Kearley, Regina
Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v34 n5 p1843-1848 May 2013
The diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder has systematically risen since Kanner's description in 1943 and Asperger's definition in 1944. An increase in numbers has met with an increase in litigation regarding autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA). Outcomes that first favored parents (2002-2004) have moved to outcomes favoring school districts. The authors update the reader on case outcomes for 2010 and discuss how pending changes in legislation and diagnostic criteria may impact navigation through the education system as individuals seek a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE). (Contains 4 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004