(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