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ERIC Number: EJ1064162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Connecting the Dots: Supporting Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Odom, Samuel L.; Wong, Connie
American Educator, v39 n2 p12-19, 44 Sum 2015
In the last 10 years, the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has increased 200 percent. Principals, special education directors, and superintendents across the country report that their schools are teaching increasing numbers of students with ASD. Educators want to provide a good and effective educational experience, but they may not be sure where to start or what to do. ASD is not usually a part of their preservice training, and while laws such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act dictate that they must use research-based practices, most resources are difficult to find and confusing to implement. This article discusses the evidence-based practices (EBPs) that are solidly supported by the research. It also provides sources for learning more about how to use EBPs in school, community, and home settings. The article also discusses the types of training that can lead to their effective use by teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act