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ERIC Number: ED440498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Pages: 124
Abstractor: N/A
NECTAS Resource Collection on Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Whaley, Kathy T., Ed.; Shaw, Evelyn, Ed.
This compilation includes a variety of perspectives and resources on providing appropriate and effective programs and services for young children with autism and their families. It is designed for use by state-level early intervention and early childhood special education staff, local service providers, training and technical assistance providers, preservice and inservice educators, families, and others who are interested in the special needs of children with autism. The resources are organized into four sections. The first section provides an overview of general and descriptive information about autism, including definitions, etiology, characteristics, symptoms, diagnostic criteria, and accompanying disorders and conditions. Parent perspectives are also presented, as well as an update from the National Institutes of Health Autism Working Group regarding current and recommended research activities. The second section discusses intervention and education, which includes perspectives and considerations for early intervention and special education such as designing programs, guidance for examining and evaluating different treatments or interventions, service delivery implications and issues, and a parental perspective on print resources. The third section considers legal issues under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997, dispute resolution, court litigation, strategies for avoiding litigation and working with families, and mediation. The fourth section provides a glossary of terms. (CR)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997