Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Role Of The Individualized Education Program Team
The fastest growing diagnosis within the disability of Pervasive Developmental Disorders is Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder are from all socioeconomic groups, as well as cultural, racial, and ethnic populations. More students with Autism Spectrum Disorder will be found in every community and neighborhood due to the increased identification of the disorder. Estimated annual cost of educating and caring for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is to be around 90 billion dollars according to the Autism Society of America. Early diagnosis and intervention is a key factor in reducing treatment costs by two-thirds.
There are five related developmental disorders placed under the umbrella category of Pervasive Developmental Disorders. They include:
1.Autism Spectrum Disorder
3.Childhood Disintegrative Disorder
5.Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified
Specific Aspects of Autism Spectrum Disorder
-> Autism Spectrum Disorder affects the...