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Education and Autism: Terms and Definitions

Do I support NCLB? What is inclusion, and is it a good idea for my child? Find out more about terms used by educators and parents, and decide for yourself!
  1. Special Ed Acronyms
  2. Special Ed Acronyms

What Is Transition Planning for the Teen with Autism?
What is transition planning for the teen with autism? It's the process that allows your child with autism to move smoothly from school to the "real world." And it's mandated by law.

Autistic Support Classrooms in the Public Schools
The school has suggested that my child would do well in an autistic support classroom. What is an autistic support classroom, and is it a good idea?

What Does it Mean to Mainstream a Child with Autism?
What does it mean to "mainstream" a child with autism? Is mainstreaming a good idea?

Autism Education and Inclusion Classes
Inclusion classes are becoming more and more a part of autism education. What does it mean when you're told your child with autism will be part of an inclusion class? Is this autism education trend a good thing?

What Is No Child Left Behind (NCLB) - No Child Left Behind and Autism
What is the No Child Left Behind Education Act, and how does it impact children on the autism spectrum?

Individualized Education Program (IEP)
What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? How can it help a child with autism?

Individualized Education Program (IEP)
What is an Individualized Education Program (IEP)? How can it help a child with autism?

Extended School Year (ESY)
What is Extended School Year (ESY), and how does it apply to children on the autism spectrum?

What Is a NOREP (Notice of Recommended Educational Placement)?
What is a NOREP (Notice of Recommended Educational Placement)? When is it produced? Who produces it? Must parents agree?

What Is the IDEA?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the legal structure under which children with autism attend public school. It includes plenty of safeguards, and plenty of pitfalls. If you review this website, you'll know more than most educators!

FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education)
FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education)is a basic right for all American children. What does FAPE mean when your child is autistic?

What Is the IDEA?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is the legal structure under which children with autism attend public school. It includes plenty of safeguards, and plenty of pitfalls. If you review this website, you'll know more than most educators!

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