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More About This Title Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism: Creating a Complete, Effective ASD Inclusion Program
The book also offers a wealth of helpful forms, checklists, and handouts that will assist with implementing the inclusion program and ensure that all involved—educators, administrators, parents, and students—have the information necessary to make the program successful.
Praise for Successful Inclusion for Students with Autism
"Successfully including children with autism in general education isn't an accident. Teachers, practitioners, and parents will find practical solutions and important guidelines in this book for making inclusion successful. Dr. de Boer's passion for inclusion of children with ASD is felt throughout the pages of this book."
—Lynn Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, clinical director,Koegel Autism Center, University of California,Santa Barbara
"Finally, a book that offers the potential to make inclusion successful for students with autism. This book not only looks at the unique characteristics of ASD, but highlights and addresses the social and behavioral demands of the general education setting for students with autism."
—Katie Cook, Ph.D., early childhood autism specialist, Harmony Early Childhood Center, Olathe, KS
About the Author.
I Basic Information on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Inclusion.
1 Understanding the Unique Characteristics of Individuals with ASD.
2 Reviewing the Context of Inclusion for Students with ASD.
3 Examining the Legal Guidelines for Appropriate Placement.
II Considerations Before Creating an Inclusion Program.
4 Determining Least Restrictive Environment Services and Placement for Students with ASD.
5 Designing an Appropriate Inclusive Education Program.
6 Defining Roles and Responsibilities of Inclusive Education.
III Establishment of the Inclusion Program.
7 Initiating the Inclusion Process.
8 Facilitating Students’ Education Within General Education.
9 Managing Behavior in the General Education Classroom.
10 Facilitating Social and Communication Skills in the General Education Classroom.
IV Program Maintenance and Evaluation of Inclusion Program.
11 Evaluating the Inclusion Program and Student Progress
12 Facilitating Successful Transitions to a New Classroom.
—Lynn Koegel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, clinical director, Koegel Autism Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
‘‘Finally a book that offers the potential to make inclusion successful for students with autism. This book not only looks at the unique characteristics of ASD, but highlights and addresses the social and behavioral demands of the general education setting for students with autism.’’
—Katie Cook, Ph.D., early childhood autism specialist, Harmony Early Childhood Center, Olathe, Kansas
‘‘A valuable resource for teachers and administrators working with children with ASD, and a must-read for those aspiring to become teachers. The material is applicable and adaptable for all grade levels and provides the educational cornerstone for the effective teaching of both standard classroom students and students with special needs.’’
—Linda A. Hogan, retired superintendent and New Teacher’s Track seminar speaker, Modesto, Calif.
‘‘In this book, de Boer clearly outlines responsible inclusion for students with autism spectrum disorders providing an invaluable guide to an often confusing and overwhelming process. I would highly recommend it as a ‘must have’ for every special educator’s professional library.’’
—Kaye Otten, Ph.D., behavior and autism specialist, Kansas City, MO
‘‘This book is one of the best I’ve seen for supporting students with autism in an inclusive environment. A must-have for school teams developing programs for students with autism to be successful. Teachers should keep the checklists and forms in Chapter 7 readily available when preparing for that new student to be in an inclusive classroom.’’
—Brooke D. Young, project coordinator, TEACCH-LEAP Outcome Study, and lecturer, School of Education and Human Development, University of Colorado, Denver