Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • The Educational Programs for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are provided in a continuum of settings/service arrangements and include interventions that address:
    • Academic Achievement
    • Cognitive Functioning
    • Emotional / Behavioral Functioning
    • Language
    • Sensory Needs
    • Social Interactions & Relationships

    The determination of an appropriate educational approach for a student with ASD must be based on the student's individual needs. Careful assessment by a team of professionals in consultation with parents or guardians will help determine an appropriate educational program for each student. The education program will be provided in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) that allows student progress and success.

    Students with ASD generally benefit most from a structured, highly rewarding, educational setting with appropriate supports and individualized accommodations and/or modifications. The educational program will utilize research based instructional practices, emphasize the use of visual methodologies with instruction, and will enhance learning by incorporating the specific interests of the student. Teachers are provided training in instructing students with ASD and in providing positive behavioral supports.

    As is determined by the student's Individual Education Plan Committee (IEPc), the program may include other services, such as adapted physical education, counseling, in-home training, occupational therapy, parent training, social skills training, speech and language services, and/or teacher consultation to address behavior, communication, motor skill development or sensory needs.

    There are trained personnel providing services to students with ASD on each Denton ISD campus. Each campus website will provide information about its administrators, counselors, teachers, and special education personnel.

    Denton ISD Autism Video Series:

    Autism - Positive Potty Training - This works! 

    Autism - Where do they go from here?

    Autism Across the Life Span 


    Additional ASD Resources
    Autism Internet Modules (AIM)