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ERIC Number: EJ809529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6439
Inclusion for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Godek, Joanne
School Administrator, v65 n8 p32-37 Sep 2008
Once thought to be rare, autism spectrum disorders now are believed to affect an estimated one in every 150 American children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Debates about whether this is a true increase in the number of children affected, or whether changes in diagnostic criteria and the heightened recognition of the disorder account for the increased frequency in diagnosis, are subsiding. The bottom line is that the number of students with diagnosed autism spectrum disorders is on the rise. This article talks about a Vermont district's commitment to serving the unique needs of children in their home communities through its Essential Early Education Program. Intensive early intervention, professional development, support, supervision and strategic staffing are the vital ingredients for sustaining this model.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Vermont