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First Annual Autism Conference; Boston, MA; 2007

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Invited Paper Session #12

Effective School-Based Programs for Children with Autism

Sunday, February 4, 2007
8:00 AM–9:00 AM
Grand Ballroom
Area: AUT; Domain: Applied Research
Instruction Level: Basic
CE Instructor: Carol Ann Davis, Ph.D.
Ilene S. Schwartz (University of Washington), CAROL ANN DAVIS (University of Washington)
Dr. Carol Davis will be presenting this paper.

Public education is the one great entitlement that is designed to help every citizen in the United States achieve their potential. For students with disabilities, including students with ASD, the right to a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) is further guaranteed by federal law. There remains, however, much debate over what constitutes FAPE for students with ASD and even if these services can be provided in the context of public schools. The purpose of this presentation is to review the research on what constitutes a high-quality preschool and elementary school program for students with ASD and to describe how behavior analysts can work with public schools to insure that all students with ASD receive the high-quality education to which they are entitled.

Target Audience: N/a
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