Autism Spectrum Disorder ( Asd )

2098 Words Nov 30th, 2016 9 Pages
Autism is an exceptionally that effects many people. In order to truly understand autism one must research certain information that helps unpack what autism is and how to help these induvial with any form of an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study will include the definition, statistics, characteristics, behaviors, challenges, accommodations, diagnostic tactics, and strategies in order to gain a full perspective of ASD.
Definition
Autism spectrum disorder is defined by the Individuals with Disabilities education act states, “A developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, usually evident before age 3 that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with ASD are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. The term does not apply if a child’s educational performance is adversely affected because the child has an emotional disturbance” (National Association of Special Education Teachers). This definition fails to mention that ASD is an exceptionality that is placed on a spectrum. This means that a person diagnosed with ASD could be on the mild end of the verbal communications spectrum and the severe end of the sensory responses spectrum. Alabama does not have a different definition for ASD.
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