ERIC Number: EJ1138899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Trajectories and Correlates of Special Education Supports for Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Psychiatric Comparisons
Spaulding, Christine J.; Lerner, Matthew D.; Gadow, Kenneth D.
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, v21 n4 p423-435 May 2017
Relatively little is known about patterns of school-based supportive services for youth with autism spectrum disorder. This study describes these supportive services and their correlates, both cross-sectionally and retrospectively, in a large sample (N = 283) of 6- to 18-year-old youth. To assess whether special education designation and classroom placement patterns were peculiar to autism spectrum disorder, we also conducted analyses comparing youth with autism spectrum disorder to those with other psychiatric diagnoses (N = 1088). In higher grades, the relative quantity of three common supportive services received by youth with autism spectrum disorder decreased, while total supportive service quantity remained stable over time. Youth with autism spectrum disorder were more likely to receive a special education designation and were placed in less inclusive classroom settings than youth with other psychiatric diagnoses. These findings suggest that as youth with autism spectrum disorder reach higher grades, changes in service provision occur in terms of both time and quantity.
Descriptors: Correlation, Related Services (Special Education), Accessibility (for Disabled), Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Special Education, Psychiatry, Student Placement, Inclusion, Hypothesis Testing, Questionnaires, Matched Groups, Comparative Analysis, Delivery Systems, Special Needs Students, Diagnostic Tests, Observation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule