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.
Updates on Educational Identification of ASD (Melinda Graham)
Update on Educational Identification Work in Colorado (Susan Hepburn)
Runtime: 1 hr 36 mins