Publishes Special Education: Children with Autism
January 2005, the Government Accountability Office published Special
Education: Children with Autism. This publication answers four
questions submitted by Congress about special education for children
What is the trend in numbers of children with autism receiving services
What services are provided in educating these children?
What are the estimated per pupil expenditures for educating children
with autism in public schools?
What approaches are used in educating children with autism?
GAO cited Educating
Children with Autism, the report from the National Research Council
(NRC), that there is a general consensus in treatment programs about
what services are essential to a successful intervention for children
Early intervention as soon as an autism spectrum disorder is seriously
Intensive instructional programming a minimum of a full school
day, at least 5 days (25 hours)/week, full year.
Repeated teaching organized around short intervals with one-to-one
and very small group instructions.
Inclusion of a family component.
Mechanisms for ongoing evaluation of program and childrens progress,
with adjustments made accordingly.
Education: Children with Autism includes recommendations about
special education programs for children with autism. IEP should include
educational objectives that are:
observable and measurable
* accomplishable within 1 year
* affect a childs participation in education, community, and
child's progress should be monitored frequently and objectives adjusted
Special Education: Children with Autism (GAO-05-220) from
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Children with Autism by National Academy Press
Children with autism have difficulty interacting with other people,
communicating ideas and feelings, and imagining what other people
think or feel. Although education is the primary form of treatment
for autism, educators are often poorly equipped to deal with these
Children with Autism describes effective educational practices,
programs, and strategies. You
* How children's specific diagnoses should affect educational assessment
* How to support the families of children with autism
* Features of effective instructional and comprehensive programs and
* How to prepare teachers, school staffs, professionals
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