Educational Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder

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Odom, S. L., Fleury, V. P., Fox, L. C., Hedges, S. H., Pierce, N. P., & Sreckovic, M. A.
2016

"Educational Issues in Autism Spectrum Disorder" is a book chapter in Primer on Autism Spectrum Disorder.

From the chapter's introduction: "The primary focus of this chapter is on public educational programs, which can begin at age 3 years and continue up to age 22 years in many states. The early intervention system for infants and toddlers with ASD in the United States operates primarily outside of the public education system (i.e., often implemented through state health departments), but when issues arise that are pertinent for infants and toddlers and their families, they are addressed. This chapter begins with a brief review of diagnostic criteria and the parallel eligibility definitions that exist in US federal law. The continuum of educational services across childhood and adolescence, the unique learning needs of individuals with ASD during those years, the quality features of programs that address learning needs, and validated, evidence-based intervention practices are delineated. The chapter describes issues related to families in the educational process and concludes with a discussion of the use of technology in education for students with ASD..." more

Citation: Odom, S. L., Fleury, V. P., Fox, L. C., Hedges, S. H., Pierce, N. P., & Sreckovic, M. A. (2016). Educational issues in autism spectrum disorder. In C. McDougle (Ed.), Primer on autism spectrum disorder (pp. 387-412). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.