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Autism Spectrum Disorder

A student with Autism is one whom has a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three that adversely affects a child's educational performance.

  • Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
  • Autism does not apply if a child's educational performance is adversely affected primarily because the child has an emotional disturbance, as defined in paragraph.
  • Students with pervasive developmental disorders are included under this category.

Texas Statewide Leadership for Autism Training

Texas Autism Conference

Texas Autism Research and Resource Center (TARRC)

National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

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