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  • Combination of both where some instruction is in the general education classroom and some is in a resource room or a special class with a special educator.
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    1. 1. Special Education Services for Students’ with Autism Spectrum Disorder<br />Presented by: Tony Lodovico<br />
    2. 2. Special Education Enrollment<br />Special Education enrollment over the past five years has been at approximately 10.5% of the DoDEA enrollment<br />Approximately 0.8% of the DoDEA enrollment () is identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or about 1 in 122 students<br />Approximately 0.2% of the DoDEA enrollment is identified with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or about 1 in 413 students<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Longitudinal Data: <br />Total Number of Students Identified with Autism<br />
    4. 4. Number Of Students By District & Area<br /> February 2011<br />
    5. 5. Percent of Increase Over 5 Year Period<br />Autism Increased 46%<br />Pervasive Developmental Disorder 3%<br />Attention Deficit Disorder 22%<br />Developmental Delay 20%<br />Other Health Impaired 17%<br />Communication Impaired 15%<br />Learning Impaired 14%<br />Intellectually Disabled 5%<br />Emotionally Impaired 0%<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Eligibility Criteria<br />Review of Background Information<br />(social/family/medical history; review of records; observations)<br />Presence of a Physical, Sensory or Health Impairment<br />(medical report; report form clinical specialist)<br />Disability Adversely Affecting Education<br />(educational performance; language assessment)<br />Need for Environmental and/or Academic Modifications<br />(educational impact analysis)<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Individualized Education Program (IEP) Committee<br />Determines Individualized Education Program (IEP)<br />Access to the general education curriculum<br />Assistive Technology<br />Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)<br />
    8. 8. Continuum of Service Delivery<br />1. Regular Class with Accommodations <br />3. Special Class/Classes<br /> 5. Day Program <br />2. Regular Class: Inclusion<br />6. Residential <br />Program <br /> 4. Homebound<br />
    9. 9. Inclusion - students are served in the regular education<br /> classroom by a regular educator and a special <br /> educator/paraeducator<br /><ul><li> Special Class - students are served in the special </li></ul> education class<br /> Combination of above two models<br />9<br />Instructional Models<br />
    10. 10. DoDEA provides special education in OCONUS locations<br />Any child identified with ASD prior to relocation will <br /> receive specialized consideration to A2 and A3 locations <br /> only.<br />A2 locations offer children who, with accommodations, <br /> receive the majority of their instruction in the general<br /> education environment. Direct instructional support is <br /> provided to address individual academic, social, <br /> behavioral, and communication needs.<br />A3 locations offer a full continuum of intensive <br /> intervention delivered in a variety of settings from regular <br /> to self-contained classrooms.<br />10<br />Department of Defense DirectoryDOD Dependent Schools & Educational & Developmental Intervention ServicesEarly Intervention, Special Education & Related Servicesin OCONUS Communities<br />
    11. 11. 11<br />Current Initiatives<br />DoDEA recognizes Autism as a separate special education endorsement for teacher certification.<br />Two Autism Specialists at each Area Office offer consistent consultation services to staff working with students.<br />Autism Teacher Leaders provide on-site consultation to staff and work with staff in six districts: Bavaria, Isles, Kaiserslautern, Kentucky, Japan, Okinawa.<br />DoDEA Autism Blackboard Community provides multiple resources.<br />Applied Behavior Analysis Consultant for North Carolina District provides support to staff, parents, and students. <br />
    12. 12. 12<br />Current Initiatives<br />Two Assistive Technology Specialists at each Area Office to work with staff in selecting assistive technology and to train staff on how to use assistive technology appropriately.<br />Integration of general education and special education initiatives so that special education students are being taught same curriculum as general education students. <br />DoDEA is procuring online training in Applied Behavior Analysis for staff working with students identified with autism (SY 2011-2012 ).<br />
    13. 13. DoDEA CONTACTS<br />David Cantrell Tony Lodovico<br />Chief, Special Education Instructional Systems Specialist <br />703-588-3147 703-588-3106<br />david.cantrell@hq.dodea.edutony.lodovico@hq.dodea.edu<br />Cindy Chen Kathi Heath<br />Supervisor, Instructional Supervisor, Instructional <br />Systems Specialist – DDESS Systems Specialist – DODDS-EU<br />678-364-8010 +49-611-380-7208<br />cindy.chen@am.dodea.edukatharine.heath@eu.dodea.edu<br />David Johansen<br />Supervisor, Instructional Systems Specialist – DODDS -PAC<br />315-644-5670<br />david.johansen@pac.dodea.edu<br />13<br />
    14. 14. DoDEA Special Education Web Site<br />DoDEA Special Education<br />http://www.dodea.edu/curriculum/specialEduc.cfm<br /> Autism Spectrum<br />http://www.dodea.edu/curriculum/specialEduc.cfm?cType=se&cId=autism<br /> Publications for Parents<br />http://www.dodea.edu/curriculum/specialEduc.cfm?cType=se&cId=pubs<br />OCONUS Directory<br />http://www.dodea.edu/curriculum/special_ed/pdf/201009_OCONUS.pdf<br />14<br />