Special Education for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities

ISBN: 978-1-78756-041-3, eISBN: 978-1-78756-040-6

ISSN: 0270-4013

Publication date: 7 January 2019


In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the statistic that 1 out of every 59 children had a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Young children with ASD have unique needs specifically related to the characteristics that impact their communication and social emotional and behavioral development. These unique needs require early and intensive intervention to minimize their lifelong impact. It is important to identify and use evidence-based interventions to help parents support their children at home, and as a continuation of the skills they are being taught in other settings. This chapter will address the prevalence of young children with ASD, the impact and need for family involvement in intervention, and service provision and potential interventions.



Bock, S.J., Borders, C.M., Probst, K. and Freeman-Green, S. (2019), "Special Education for Young Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder", Special Education for Young Learners with Disabilities (Advances in Special Education, Vol. 34), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 103-118. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0270-401320190000034007

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