What Resources Are Available for Minority Children With Autism

What resources are available for minority children with autism?

Services vary from State to State. Federal guidelines state that all children are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education.

When the child reaches the age to enter school this is an area where, based on an educational diagnosis, parents who understand their parental rights can find basic services such as speech and language, social work, occupational therapy and placement in a categorical classroom with highly qualified staff knowledgeable in best practices and interventions for people with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Special Education is not a place…it is a service for the younger child, prior to the age for school entry,  most parents and guardians should be able to obtain help from the State Government to develop an Individualized Family Service Plan an IFSP. This would include medical evaluation and services.

About Mary

Hi! I have been providing services for children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ages 3 through age 27, for twenty years. I also teach teachers and other professionals strategies and interventions to improve and develop communication skills, social understanding skills, and replacement of stereotypical behaviors. I try to create an awareness and empathic response with professionals working with families and caregivers living with the unique differences and challenges of ASD. My other goals include educating the public about ASD. ASD is a label that provides a common ground for discussing treatment, strategies, and other interventions to help the child or person. The label is not the child and vice-versa. Over the years I have observed many children develop communication skills, experience social success, and decrease and change stereotypical behavior into productivity. The children I work with are unique and wonderous. Like you and I they have specific interests and strengths that are valuable assets to their Quality of Life.
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