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P is for Placement: An Overview of Educational Placement for Children on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in Education and Autism, Strategies for Parents 04 June 2015 · 2,136 views
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P is for Placement: An Overview of Educational Placement for Children on the Spectrum The determination of a child’s placement is among the most important facets of the IEP process. It is also one of the final steps as the placement decision for which setting the child is to be educated is made   after   the IEP team has finalized their decisions with regards to what services a child needs.  1  Under IDEA, children with disabilities are to...


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School Evaluations and the IEP Process: Understanding Your Rights

Posted by National Autism Network , in Education and Autism 07 April 2015 · 1,338 views
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School Evaluations and the IEP Process: Understanding Your Rights Your child’s evaluations are an invaluable part of the IEP process. The data collected from these evaluations set the foundation for the framework of the IEP. They are designed to help you to understand what type of special education services your son or daughter requires. These assessments evaluate your child’s learning, behavior, and emotional proficien...


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IEPs- 8 Common Questions You Need to Know the Answers To

Posted by National Autism Network , in Education and Autism, Strategies for Parents 04 February 2015 · 4,391 views
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IEPs- 8 Common Questions You Need to Know the Answers To The IEP process  can be an incredibly daunting undertaking, especially for parents who have yet to go through the experience, yet the importance of the IEP process cannot be understated. In fact, the U.S. Department of Education describes the IEP as “the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability.”1  A lack of preparedness can res...


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Seclusion & Restraint in Schools: Recognizing the Signs and What You Can Do for Your Child with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Education and Autism, Strategies for Parents 31 October 2014 · 2,215 views
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Seclusion & Restraint in Schools: Recognizing the Signs and What You Can Do for Your Child with Autism About a year ago, the National Autism Network published and article on Seclusion & Restraint   in schools  detailing the types of restraints commonly used in schools, the dangers  of these practices, seclusion and restraint laws across the nation, and alternatives to seclusion and restraint. Readers of this article may have been shocked to learn how c...


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IEPs: Knowing Your Rights and Maximizing its Effectiveness

Posted by National Autism Network , in Education and Autism, Strategies for Parents 01 August 2014 · 2,232 views
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IEPs: Knowing Your Rights and Maximizing its Effectiveness You blinked and now summer is almost over. That means your children are gearing up for another school year and you are likely preparing for a meeting with your child’s IEP team. Whether you are a seasoned veteran of school IEP meetings or this is your first rodeo, you must appreciate the importance of your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). T...


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The Ins and Outs of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Education and Autism 11 July 2014 · 4,771 views
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The Ins and Outs of Homeschooling Your Child with Autism There are a dozen different ways to define homeschooling, but it boils down to home-based education provided by a parent or guardian. The practice also refers only to children who are physically and mentally able to attend public schools, and instead opt for homeschooling for various reasons.  In 1980 the practice of homeschooling was illegal in 30 states...


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Mainstream or Specialized Schools – Which Educational Setting is Best for Children with Autism?

Posted by National Autism Network , in Strategies for Parents, Education and Autism 13 June 2014 · 2,555 views
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Mainstream or Specialized Schools – Which Educational Setting is Best for Children with Autism? Under IDEA, children in public schools are guaranteed the right to a free, appropriate education in a least restrictive environment to the “maximum extent appropriate.”1  However, there has been much debate as to which type of educational environment is most appropriate for children on the autism spectrum. The dramatic rise of children being diagnosed wit...


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College Bound: Tips and Resources for the Teenager on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Education and Autism 20 March 2014 · 1,974 views
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College Bound: Tips and Resources for the Teenager on the Spectrum The college experience is one that is mired in responsibility, independence, and challenges both academically and socially.  As a soon-to-be high school graduate you should be ready to put those transition skills you learned through your IEP  to some good use with the pursuit of a college education.  In college, you are no longer guaranteed services under...


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Employment Strategies for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Strategies for Parents, Education and Autism 11 October 2013 · 2,037 views
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Employment Strategies for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum Research has shown that the characteristics of autism can make it difficult to succeed in the job market. This combined with the lack of career services for young people with autism once they graduate high school, are contributing to the extreme unemployment rate for individuals with autism, which is as high as 90 percent  in developed countries.1  Howeve...


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Self Advocacy for Individuals on the Spectrum

Posted by National Autism Network , in For Individuals with ASD, Education and Autism, Autism Awareness 20 September 2013 · 2,879 views
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Self Advocacy for Individuals on the Spectrum As an individual on the autism spectrum, you must understand the importance of self-advocacy as a means of acquiring certain benefits to help you excel in school and on the job. To self-advocate, you must not only comprehend what you need to become more productive or comfortable, but must understand how to request them in an...