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ERIC Number: EJ964900
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-6062
A Guide to Making the Autism Puzzle Fit
Wagner, Sheila
Principal, v91 n1 p26-29 Sep-Oct 2011
This fall in schools across the nation, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will experience educational opportunities that, until recently, were denied to them. Because the No Child Left Behind Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensure that students with ASD are included in the student body, principals must make certain that they, too, progress and learn. However, because many principals have not had professional training in educating students with this complex disorder, the learning curve is sharp. In this article, the author provides information about autism and discusses 10 fundamental components to effectively educating students with this disorder. She believes that students with ASD can succeed in schools when principals set the standard for training, tolerance, and support.
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). 1615 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 800-386-2377; Tel: 703-684-3345; Fax: 800-396-2377; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001