Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is characterized by severe and sustained impairment in social interaction and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities—both of which interfere with social, educational, and…

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Identification and Diagnosis

Criteria for Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Impaired Social Interaction: Poor use and interpretation of nonverbal behaviors such as eye contact, facial expression, body posture, and gestures that regulate social…

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Classroom Challenges

If the student has been diagnosed with mild ASD (level 1 severity), this student most likely will be able to meet academic goals based on normal intelligence and motivation.  Please…

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Resources

Asperger's Network Support Offer support groups, information and articles. 763-227-5059 www.aspergersmn.org Autism Society of Minnesota Offers information and referral services, intervention strategies and advocacy/assistance for those on the spectrum. www.ausm.org…

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