ERIC Number: EJ1020040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Examination of Disproportionality of Autism in School-Aged Populations in the U.S.
Marks, Susan Unok; Kurth, Jennifer
Journal of the International Association of Special Education, v14 n1 p9-21 Spr 2013
The purpose of this article is to examine the disproportionality among racial/ethnic groups and states for the disability category of "Autism" as reported to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). Over the past decade, a variety of sources indicated a dramatic increase in the number of students receiving special education services under this category. In this article, statewide variations amongst each of the racial/ethnic groups are explored along with a discussion of possible reasons for these variations.
Descriptors: Autism, Ethnic Groups, Special Education, State Surveys, At Risk Persons, Trend Analysis, Incidence, Regional Characteristics, Racial Composition, Disproportionate Representation, Racial Differences, Alaska Natives, African Americans, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Whites, Financial Support, State Aid, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
International Association of Special Education. c/o College of Education, Northern Arizona University, P.O. Box 5774, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-5774. Tel: 928-523-8979; Fax: 928-523-1929; Web site: http://iase.coe.nau.edu/index3.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Hawaii; Texas; Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act