Definition: A child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a child with a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal social communication and social interaction, generally evidenced by the age of three. Other characteristics often associated with ASD are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental changes or changes in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
The Autism Education Network provides education, training and field support for educational teams supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our consultants provide individualized support based on the needs of educational teams.
CDE provides face-to-face and online Professional Learning in the area of autism. You can participate in webinars presented by the Tri-State Autism Collaborative or you can access them on demand. Face to face trainings, projects and coaching are provide in the areas of literacy and numeracy.
Here you will find the following resources:
- Technical Assistance Document for ASD
- Guidelines for Educational Evaluation
- Determination of Eligiblity
- Autism Program Quality Indicators
- Local and national ASD organizations
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