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ERIC Number: EJ1134854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2325-7466
Supporting Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Their Families
Kim, Jin-ah; Cavaretta, Nancy; Fertig, Krystle
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p87-93 Win 2014
The increased prevalence of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) calls for improvement in implementing early interventions, which are critical in improving long-term outcomes. This includes providing better and appropriate education and services for children with ASD, as well as providing supports for their parents and families. The importance of this comes from the understanding that raising a child with ASD affects the entire family. Without the support, parents and families are at a heightened risk of mental health problems, such as stress and depression. Experienced in working with general and special education children, specifically children with ASD, we sought three suggestions that may help parents with a child with ASD. We can aid parents of children with ASD by providing services that help understand the IEP process, finding an appropriate future placement, providing structured teaching during home visits, and helping them become an advocate for their child.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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