Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Series

What About Asperger's? By Regina E. Kearley & Doris Adams Hill

Welcome to NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Series: What About Asperger's .  This is NASET 's e-publication on the latest information on autism spectrum disorders.

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Regina Kearley and Doris Adams Hill.  The authors examined the six court cases found in the LexisNexis database regarding Asperger’s disorder and IDEA decided in 2010, to exemplify how qualification for services and placement in the least restrictive environment are often dependent on state definitions and professional interpretation. For individuals impacted by Asperger’s disorder, getting a diagnosis can be frustrating, and getting much needed services subject to the expertise of professionals using DSM criteria, strength of family advocates, an administrative classification under one of 13 disabilities under IDEA. The authors synthesize information for LEAs regarding service provision and qualification, and contend that understanding the changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, interpretation of state definitions, and administrative classification under IDEA impact individuals with Asperger’s.  These six cases from 2010 are a benchmark to compare future outcomes in consideration of changes in the DSM.


Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders

Types of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Eligibility Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Creating Education Programs for Students with ASD

IEP Development and Goals for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Assistive Technology for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children with Aspergers Syndrome

Effective Programming for Younger Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Ages 3-5)

Structured Teaching: Strategies for Supporting Students with ASD

Increasing Expressive Communication Skills for Verbal Children with Autism

Developing Expressive Communication Skills for Non-Verbal Children With Autism

Curriculum Accommodations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Strategies for Social Skills for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Behavior and Discipline Issues for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Facilitating Inclusion for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Transition Planning for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Collaborating with Parents of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Articles on Autism Spectrum Disorders

Current Issues in Teaching Bilingual Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Teenagers with Autism: The Driving Dilemma

Apps That Teach Social Skills to Children

Using Ecological Assessment to Set Meaningful Goals for ABA Interventions

Three Separate Book Reviews Pertaining to the Field of Autism

Examples of Social Stories

The Good, Bad and Ugly: Advocating for Children with Autism in School

The Right to Language Support for Students on the Autism Spectrum

Trying to Figure Out the Function for Problem Behaviors? Ask the Child!

What About Asperger's?

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