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Removal of Asperger’s To Change Special Education Access<br />Casandra Adams<br />March 25, 2010<br />EDU 290<br />
My Current Educational Issue: <br />The APA are trying to do away with Asperger’s Syndrome from the category of cognitive ...
Concerns<br />Picture Source<br />
Why is this topic so important?<br />Picture Source<br />
What is Asperger’s Syndrome?<br /><ul><li>Deals with lack of communication skills.
Not the same as Autism, but is similar.
People with Asperger’s are highly intelligent.</li></li></ul><li>What is Autism?<br /><ul><li> Autism Spectrum Disorder
 Cognitive Impairment
IQ of 70 or below</li></li></ul><li>Impact on K-12<br />Picture Source<br />Education<br />
<ul><li>Impact on individual schools
Impact on classrooms
Impact on Students</li></li></ul><li>What is being done to address this issue?<br />Picture Source<br />
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  1. 1. Removal of Asperger’s To Change Special Education Access<br />Casandra Adams<br />March 25, 2010<br />EDU 290<br />
  2. 2. My Current Educational Issue: <br />The APA are trying to do away with Asperger’s Syndrome from the category of cognitive impairments.<br />
  3. 3. Concerns<br />Picture Source<br />
  4. 4. Why is this topic so important?<br />Picture Source<br />
  5. 5. What is Asperger’s Syndrome?<br /><ul><li>Deals with lack of communication skills.
  6. 6. Not the same as Autism, but is similar.
  7. 7. People with Asperger’s are highly intelligent.</li></li></ul><li>What is Autism?<br /><ul><li> Autism Spectrum Disorder
  8. 8. Cognitive Impairment
  9. 9. IQ of 70 or below</li></li></ul><li>Impact on K-12<br />Picture Source<br />Education<br />
  10. 10. <ul><li>Impact on individual schools
  11. 11. Impact on classrooms
  12. 12. Impact on Students</li></li></ul><li>What is being done to address this issue?<br />Picture Source<br />
  13. 13. The<br />Future<br /><ul><li> If decision is passed
  14. 14. If the decision isn’t passed</li></li></ul><li>My Conclusion<br />Picture Source<br />
  15. 15. References<br />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.<br />Abramson, Larry. “Removal of Asperger’s To Change Special Ed. Access.” (2010): 1-3. National Public Radio. 12 Feb. 2010.<br />

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