Teaching Students with Autism

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RB0102

Teaching Students with Autism
A Resource Guide for Schools

Ministry of Education Special Programs Branch 2000

RB 0102

TEACHING STUDENTS WITH AUTISM A Resource Guide for Schools

Ministry of Education Special Programs Branch 2000

To Order Copies of This Resource Guide Additional Copies of this resource will be available for a limited time only from: Office Products Centre 4248 Glanford Avenue Victoria BC V8W 9V7 Phone: (250) 952-4460 Fax: (250) 952-4442 Toll-free: 1-800-282-7955 Please quote catalogue number RB0102 when ordering.

Canadian Cataloguing in Publication Data Main entry under title: Teaching Students with Autism ISBN 0-7726-4117-X Autistic children - Education - British Columbia. 2. Autism in children. I. British Columbia. Ministry of Education. Special Programs Branch. LC4719.C32B74 2000 371.94 C00-960024-8 C99-960077-X

LB3089.4.C3F62 1999 371.5’43’09711

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The Special Programs Branch of the British Columbia Ministry of Education gratefully acknowledges Saskatchewan Education for providing the text of the document, Teaching Students with Autism: A Guide for Educators as a basis for this resource. The Special Programs Branch also gratefully acknowledges the following people for their contributions to the planning and revision of this resource guide: Rhonda Garside, Autism Society of British Columbia Sherry Ghag, School District No. 37 (Delta) Kathleen Haines, School District No. 57 (Prince George) Marnie Hamilton, School District No. 57 (Prince George) Lynda Hansen, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Pat Hockin, School District No. 37 (Delta) Karen Hovestad, Autism Society of British Columbia Carol Ireson, School District No. 67 (Okanagan Skaha) Marianne MacKenzie, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Paul Malette, CBI Consultants Marcella McDougall, School District No. 8 (Kootenay Lake) Pat Mirenda, University of British Columbia Randi Mjolsness, Ministry for Children and Families Jo-Anne Perrin, School District No. 57 (Prince George) Barbara Porco, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Jo-Anne Seip, Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Barb West, Autism Society of British Columbia Karen West, School District No. 71 (Comox Valley)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Chapter 1. What is Autism?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Chapter 2. Characteristics Associated With Autism . . . . . . . . . 9 Chapter 3. Planning Support for Students With Autism . . . . . 21 Chapter 4. Teaching Students With Autism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Chapter 5. Managing Challenging Behaviour . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Chapter 6. Teaching Students With Asperger’s Syndrome . . . . 71 Chapter 7. Transition Planning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Chapter 8. Pulling It All Together: Developing an IEP . . . . . 85 Chapter 9. Case Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Appendix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111

Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 References and Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129

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INTRODUCTION

In 1999, the Government of British Columbia developed a provincial Autism Action Plan. As part of this plan, the Ministry of Education made a commitment to provide schools across the province with a resource on the topic of students with autism. Teaching Students With Autism: A Resource Guide for Schools fulfils the ministry’s commitment. The resource guide is based on work done by Saskatchewan Education for its resource, Teaching Students...
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