AUTISM  
 
Authorities:  34 C.F.R. Part 300; 19 T.A.C. Chapter 89
 
 
 
FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS CITATIONS
D The child must be assessed in all areas of suspected disability. 300.304(c)(4)

P The local educational agency must comply with EVALUATION PROCEDURES.

P In Texas, the group of qualified professionals that determines whether the child is a child with a disability and the educational needs of the child is the child's ADMISSION, REVIEW, AND DISMISSAL COMMITTEE. 89.1040(b)
89.1050(a)(5)

EVALUATION PROCEDURES


D The written report of evaluation by the group of qualified professionals must include specific recommendations for behavioral interventions and strategies. 89.1040(c)(1)

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


D A child with autism is one who has been determined to meet the criteria for autism. 300.8(c)(1)(i)
89.1040(c)(1)

D Autism means a developmental disability significantly affecting: 300.8(c)(1)(i)

D
  • Verbal communication;
300.8(c)(1)(i)

D
  • Nonverbal communication; and
300.8(c)(1)(i)

D
  • Social interaction.
300.8(c)(1)(i)

P Other characteristics often associated with autism are: 300.8(c)(1)(i)

P
  • Engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements;
300.8(c)(1)(i)

P
  • Resistance to environmental change or change in daily routines; and
300.8(c)(1)(i)

P
  • Unusual responses to sensory experiences.
300.8(c)(1)(i)

P The characteristics of autism are generally evident before age three, but the child who manifests the characteristics after age three could be identified as having autism if the eligibility criteria are satisfied. 300.8(c)(1)(iii)
300.8(c)(1)(i)

P Children with pervasive developmental disorders are included under the disability category of autism. 89.1040(c)(1)

P Autism does not apply if the child's educational performance is adversely affected primarily because the child has an EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE. 300.8(c)(1)(ii)

 
 
Last Updated: Thursday, April 06, 2017