Autism means a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction, generally evident before age three, that adversely affects a student’s educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
Autism does not apply if a student’s educational performance is adversely affected primarily because the student has an emotional behavioral disability.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

The Center pages are designed to put you in quick contact with information that’s readily available on the Internet. Includes resources on: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDDNOS).

Center on Secondary Students with Austism Spectrum Disorders

The Center offers a variety of resources for educating students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, including a progress checklist that can be used to assist in the development of transitions services.

Health Education Resource Exchange

Provides The Autism Guidebook for Washington State: A Resource for Individuals, Families and Individuals on Autism Spectrum.

Living with Autism

The Autism Society of America has developed in-depth information on a variety of topics related to living with autism. The information is by no means exhaustive, but it should help to equip families with some of the basic tools they may need to successfully raise a child with autism.

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