Programming For Elementary Students With Autism -
Wagner, S., 1999
Programming for Middle School Students with Autism/Asperger's Syndrome -
Programming for High School Students with Autism or Asperger's Syndrome - Wagner, S.,
In recent years philosophies of educational programming for children
with Autism have expanded in response to changing theories of intervention
for all special needs children. I.D.E.A. and No Child Left Behind mandate
access to general education classes and inclusive styles of programming.
The Monarch Program has been at the forefront of inclusive programs
for students with autism spectrum disorder since 1994, when the Emory
Autism Center received a grant from the Childhood Autism Foundation
(CADEF) to address inclusive education for students with Autism. With
this core funding, the Monarch Program has developed and implemented
a nationally recognized Inclusion Project for close to 600 students
with this disorder through on-site technical assistance and training.
Because of the Monarch Inclusion Project, students with Autism are able
to enjoy increased amounts of exposure to typical students. Many students
with autism are now fully included in general education classes because
of the inclusion project.
School Inclusion Project incorporates a number of strategies to aid
in regular educational placement. The following components of this project
are considered essential for a successful inclusion program for children
Support as needed
grant funding is only available for counties in Georgia, school systems
wishing to replicate this project, or inquiring about detailed information
can obtain details by calling (404)727-8350.
graph shows the numbers of students affected by the Inclusion Grant
since 1994 to June 2003. Approximately 600 students with ASD have
been impacted by the EACís Inclusion Project through on-going training
& consultation to the individual students and counties.