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1 Group Members: Kristin Adams, Elaine Grullon, Danielle Pyke, Tina Sheffield

2 Each child is an individual and characteristics can differ or may not be present. The following are possible characteristics for a child who has autism.  Language Delays  Unusual gestures/Repetitive Behaviors  Minimal eye contact  Attachment to objects  Social Skill Deficits  Difficulty with change Additional information can be found at www.autismsociety.org

3  Approximately half of persons with autism have little or no language  Persons with autism can have difficulty expressing wants and needs  Inability to read body language of others

4  “Few states have accommodation policies for ELLs with disabilities, and we know little about the accommodations typically used by ELLs with autism.  It is likely that students with autism would benefit from individualized combinations of accommodations.  It is up to the Decision makers to determine how to accommodate communication, behavioral, and academic concerns for reading tests.”

5 Independent WorkSchedulesTight Space

6  www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/disorders/autism_fact_sheet.sh tml www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/disorders/autism_fact_sheet.sh tml  www.autism.com/overviw.htm www.autism.com/overviw.htm  www.cdc.gov/actearly www.cdc.gov/actearly  www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/autism/detail_autism.htm  www.autismspeaks.org/whatisit/symptoms.php www.autismspeaks.org/whatisit/symptoms.php  http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer http://www.autism-society.org/site/PageServer  http://asgo.org/ http://asgo.org/


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