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Co-CANDO Presentation - Update on Educational Identification Policy

9/13/2013


​Melinda Graham, Autism Consultant from the Colorado Department of Education gave a brief overview of  CDE’s activities to support school districts and BOCES in evaluating students, with and without a diagnosis, for eligibility for special education services using the new Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) category.  Following was a panel discussion by special education directors from across the state on the benefits and barriers to identifying students without a diagnosis as being a student with the educational identification of ASD.  They discussed how to insure the student’s IEP development addresses academic and non-academic challenges for this population. Susan Hepburn, PhD, Psychologist at JFK Partners discussed the Educational Identification Guidelines under development. Click here for the Co-CANDO website.

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Handouts:

Updates on Educational Identification of ASD (Melinda Graham)

Update on Educational Identification Work in Colorado (Susan Hepburn)

Runtime: 1 hr 36 mins