Autism 101: Online Course 18

Educating Children on the Autism Spectrum

All public schools must provide appropriate educational services for children with ASD from ages 3 through 21. The public school must evaluate your child for a suspected disability, develop an individualized education plan (IEP), and provide related services (speech, OT, PT) as indicated by the evaluation. The role of the evaluation is to identify if an educational disability exists, NOT to make a medical diagnosis. The educational evaluation team must include a professional with knowledge and experience in the area of autism. A child must have an educational evaluation to receive services in the public schools.


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