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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