The 11 IEP Considerations for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder help IEP teams consider some essential issues when developing an individualized education program for students with ASD. These considerations were developed to address parent concerns about the provision of services to students with ASD. The 11 Considerations were adopted into New Mexico law in July 2011. They apply to all students with an educational eligibility of Autism Spectrum Disorder, regardless of needed level of support. Although some students with ASD may appear to require fewer supports than others, it is important to address critical skills in social, behavioral and organizational skills for all students with ASD. Implementing the 11 considerations do not require specific credentials; it does, however, require general training about autism and access to information about research-based practices. Many of the considerations may already be included in the IEP; the checklist serves as a tool to make sure all areas of concern are addressed.
Length- 26:46 mins
Children learn and develop in the context of their family and their family routines. Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis can benefit from routines. Routines offer us information, predictability, and organization. They can be comforting, feel safe and support independence too! Many families work to create healthy family routines. If you are interested in this topic, please listen to our conversation about establishing healthy routines for families.