• Autism

    What's Required

    Eligibility definitions:

    (1) Autism - A student with autism is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for autism as stated in 34 CFR, 300.8(c)(1). Students with pervasive developmental disorders are included under this category. The IEP team's written report of evaluation shall include specific recommendations for behavioral interventions and strategies.


    What We Do

    What are the service options for students with autism?

    • general education classroom with consultative support from campus and district staff
    • general education classroom with direct instructional services from a special education teacher
    • a combination of general education and self-contained special education classes with consultative and/or direct instructional services
    • self-contained special education classroom with direct instructional services
    • specialized autism programs

    How are services determined?

    • determined by the ARD/IEP Committee
    • based upon individual needs of student
    • may include related services as determined by the ARD/IEP Committee
    • includes technology support as determined by the ARD/IEP Committee
    • may include strategies as determined by the ARD/IEP Committee through the autism supplement

    What type of training is needed to work with students with autism?

    • the extent to which deficits in social, communication, and behavior impact academics and progress in the educational setting
    • specially designed instruction
    • accommodations and modifications
    • technology supports including communication systems
    • social skills instruction
    • positive behavior support strategies
    • principles of structured teaching
    • data collection methods and tools
    • student work systems
    • behavior management principles


    Texas Project FIRST

    Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism

    Community Resources for Parent with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders