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EDUC630 - Introduction to Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)


This course provides candidates with an examination of characteristics of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) across the lifespan. Defining characteristics as outlined in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed research are examined. Prevalence rates, etiology, and co-morbid conditions are studied relative to historical progression. Ethical implications and obligations related to ASD evaluation, eligibility determination, and implications for educational programming are analyzed with attention to legislative rights and protections under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).(Prerequisite: EDUC503)





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
10/29/18 - 03/29/19 04/01/19 - 05/26/19 Spring 2019 Session B - 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Book Title: Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Volume 1, Diagnosis, Development, and Brain Mechanisms, 4th ed. (Text required in EDUC630, EDUC631 and EDUC632. Only one purchase required.)
ISBN: 9781118107027
Publication Info: Wiley
Author: Volkmar, Paul, Rogers and Pelphrey
Unit Cost: $129.40
Electronic ISBN: N/A
Electronic Unit Cost: N/A