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The number of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who enter secondary school settings and access the general education curriculum continues to grow. Many educators find they are not prepared to adapt their instruction to meet both state standards and the diverse needs of the full spectrum individuals with ASD, which has implications for postsecondary success. In this article, the authors present an overview of current knowledge around academic instruction for this population, specifically (a) how characteristics associated with ASD can affect academic performance, (b) academic profiles of individuals with ASD across content areas, and (c) interventions that have been successful in improving academic outcomes for this population, including special considerations for individuals who take alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards. The authors conclude by offering suggestions for future research and considerations for professional development.

Citation

Fleury, V. P., Hedges, S., Hume, K., Browder, D. M., Thompson, J. L., Fallin, K., . . . Vaughn, S. (2014). Addressing the academic needs of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder in secondary education. Remedial and Special Education, 35(2), 68–79.  


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Published Date

2014

Funding Source

U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

Topic

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Type of Resource

Journal Article/Book Chapter

Audience

General Education Classroom Teacher
Researcher
School Administrator
Special Education Teacher

Grade Level

High School