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2023-2024 Catalog 
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EDU 252 - Autism Spectrum Disorders

1 credit hour - One hour weekly; one term.
Surveys and examines autism spectrum disorders and the characteristics related to this increasingly prevalent developmental disorder. Includes functional, sensory, cognitive, communication and social/emotional skills of school age children with autism. Provides an emphasis on school and community implications related to autism and maximizing learning through various strategies and interventions.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A .

Course Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate ability to relate federal legislation to transition needs of students with disability
    • Identify needs of SWD at post-secondary level
    • Relate these needs to appropriate federal laws
    • Examine legal and ethical issues related to SWD at the post-secondary level
  • Describe best practices and exemplary models of transition services for SWD
    • analyze rationale for integrating transition services into middle and secondary school years.
    • describe the five major vocational training/placement options
    • identify community resources related to transition services
    • identify strategies for facilitating successful transition of students with disabilities from secondary school to post-secondary employment and independent living settings
  • Identify teaching strategies that enable SWD to acquire social skills necessary for success in post-secondary settings
    • describe formal and informal assessments of vocational/career needs, skills, abilities and interests of students with disabilities
    • devise methods to increase individual and family involvement in the transition process
    • design a system that calls for daily student interaction with age-appropriate, non-disabled peers
    • design an Individualized Transition Plan
    • develop a lesson plan based upon goals and objectives from an Individualized Transition Plan
  • Describe current trends in issues in the delivery of transition services for SWD
    • identify the role of technology in the implementation of transition services
    • compare/contrast current paradigms in the provision of transition services
    • evaluate current research findings related to transition services
    • evaluate the roles of national and international advocacy groups