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Teacher/Specialist: Autism Spectrum Disorders

Special education teachers who work with students identified on the autism spectrum will also find a range of environments from full inclusion in the regular education classroom to a self-contained classroom with additional teaching supports. As autism characteristics include significant communication delays and deficits and an inability to relate to others or social situations, special education teachers who work with this population need to have a strong working knowledge of communication and behavior, as well as content areas and functional skills, since cognitive disabilities may or may not be present in the individual student.

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Autism Society

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The National Center to Improve the Recruitment and Retention of Qualified Personnel for Children with Disabilities (Personnel Improvement Center). A Cooperative Agreement, H325C080001, between the US Department of Education and the National Association of State Directors of Special Education. Project Officer: Maryann McDermott
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