ERIC Number: EJ918605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Reference Count: 6
Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Morse, Timothy E.
School Business Affairs, v75 n4 p34-36 Apr 2009
Autism has recently become a more common topic in discussions about how schools can best serve special-education populations. Recent studies have reported the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to be 1 in 152 children (Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network Surveillance Year 2002 Principal Investigators 2007). Since educators are increasingly aware of ASD, they need more information about how to meet the needs of these special students. In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004), students with autism can be eligible to receive special-education services. Consequently, school business officials have much to consider as they work to support teachers and administrators in the development and implementation of appropriate programs for students with ASD. In this article, the author offers suggestions for creating appropriate districtwide and individual programs for students with ASD that are based on relevant literature and are offered with the understanding that when planning for the needs of students with ASD, one is simultaneously planning for the needs of many other students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Autism, Developmental Disabilities, School Business Officials, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Student Needs, Special Education, Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Program Development, Individualized Education Programs
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act