In 1975, Congress enacted the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) just like other children. Children with autism may not be able to access the regular school curriculum. However, an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is created by the school's IEP team in order for the child to be successful in his or her own curriculum. The IEP team will discuss your child's strengths and weaknesses in order to determine what goals are appropriate for your child. The goals on the IEP will drive your child's placement and autism education.
In addition to the IEP, there are many autism educational methods to support children with autism. Some parents have had good success utilizing additional methods (reference the Education category for details). New autism educational methods are emerging each year and it is important to review each of the methods listed to see which method(s) may be appropriate for your child.
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