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Autism Spectrum Disorders at FMA

What is autism spectrum disorders (ASD)?
autism_library.jpgAutism spectrum disorders (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects social interaction, communication, and behavior. ASD includes a group of disorders: classic autism, Rhett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), and Asperger syndrome. ASD can be associated with intellectual disabilities, as well as motor coordination and physical health issues.

What is inclusion?
Inclusive education means that students with disabilities are supported in age-appropriate general education classes in schools and receive the specialized instruction delineated by their individualized education programs (IEP) within the context of the core curriculum and general class activities.  Read more >>

What is a substantially separate classroom?
A substantially separate classroom, also known as self-contained classroom, is a classroom environment outside of the general education setting for children with significant learning needs. Read more >>