Removal of Asperger’s To Change Special Education Access Picture from clip art Casandra Adams March 25, 2010 EDU 290
My Current Educational Issue: The APA are trying to do away with Asperger’s Syndrome from the category of cognitive impairments.
Concerns Picture Source
Why is this topic so important? Picture Source
What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Deals with lack of communication skills.
Not the same as Autism, but is similar.
People with Asperger’s are highly intelligent.
What is Autism?
Autism Spectrum Disorder
IQ of 70 or below
Impact on K-12 Picture Source Education
Impact on individual schools
Impact on classrooms
Impact on Students
What is being done to address this issue? Picture Source
If decision is passed
If the decision isn’t passed
My Conclusion Picture Source
References Bennett, Terry, Szatmari, Peter, Bryson, Susan, Volden, Joanne, Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie, Vaccarella, Liezanne, Duku, Eric and Boyle, Michael. “Differentiating Autism and Asperger Syndrome on the Basis of Language Delay or Impairment.” (2007): 1-9. Springer Science+Business Media. Wilson Web. 18 Feb. 2010. Abramson, Larry. “Removal of Asperger’s To Change Special Ed. Access.” (2010): 1-3. National Public Radio. 12 Feb. 2010.