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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 3/2016

12-09-2015 | Original Paper

An Analysis of State Autism Educational Assessment Practices and Requirements

Auteurs: Erin E. Barton, Bryn Harris, Nancy Leech, Lillian Stiff, Gounah Choi, Tiffany Joel

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 3/2016

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Abstract

States differ in the procedures and criteria used to identify ASD. These differences are likely to impact the prevalence and age of identification for children with ASD. The purpose of the current study was to examine the specific state variations in ASD identification and eligibility criteria requirements. We examined variations by state in autism assessment practices and the proportion of children eligible for special education services under the autism category. Overall, our findings suggest that ASD identification practices vary across states, but most states use federal guidelines, at least in part, to set their requirements. Implications and recommendations for policy and practice are discussed.
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Metagegevens
Titel
An Analysis of State Autism Educational Assessment Practices and Requirements
Auteurs
Erin E. Barton
Bryn Harris
Nancy Leech
Lillian Stiff
Gounah Choi
Tiffany Joel
Publicatiedatum
12-09-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 3/2016
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2589-0