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
- 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.
Each campus has a Special Education Supervisor who will assist parents and answer specific questions regarding student programs or concerns.
Denton ISD was recently awarded a 2-year grant for innovative services for students with autism. The grant has increased our capacity to provide services across the district for students identified with autism.
Denton ISD Autism Video Series:Additional ASD ResourcesAutism Internet Modules (AIM)Region 11 Education Service Center (ASD)Region 13 Education Service Center (Account Setup)Courses
- Asperger Syndrome 101 (#FA1019643)
- Autism 101: Top Ten Pieces to the Puzzle (#FA1019638)
- Communication: The Power of Communication for Individuals with ASD (#FA1019641)
- Futures Planning for Students with ASD (#FA1020214)