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Latest Book

By Emily C. Bouck, Teresa Taber Doughty and Melissa Savage

The ninth volume of the CEC Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities' Prism series, Footsteps Toward the Future provides an overview of and strategies when implementing a real-world curriculum with students with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. "Real-world" curricula incorporate instruction in functional or life skills-skills that support students in living independently and functioning successfully in an inclusive society: living, working, and having fun. Chapters in the book delve into the components of such instruction, discuss how to incorporate real-world skill training within academic settings, and explore effective community-based instruction and collaboration. Full of strategies, tools, and advice, Footsteps Toward the Future is both a valuable resource on life skills curricula and a "must-have" addition to every educator's transition planning toolkit.

2015, 156 pages
ISBN 978-0-86586-497-9. P6147.

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Latest Position Paper or Critical Issue
2012 - Inclusion at the Postsecondary Level for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Historically, students with autism have not had access to supports within universities that would enable them to succeed academically or socially.  In response to the heightened recent attention to inclusion at the postsecondary level for students with disabilities, the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) has taken the initiative to develop a paper on this critical topic.  The goal of DADD in developing this paper is to illuminate and promote effective practices to support students with autism spectrum disorders in postsecondary education.  Toward this end, this manuscript addresses the need for institutions of higher education to educate students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) among their peers in college programs.  The intent of the authors is to voice a call to action to expand the inclusion momentum that has become firmly rooted in our nation’s high schools so that it reaches universities and leads to improved adult living outcomes.  Through discussion of the history of postsecondary education (PSE), a review of relevant legislation, and consideration of current PSE options for students with autism, a clear picture of the current state of affairs emerges.  Connections among legislative initiatives and current practices substantiate the need for increased program options and supports through which academic, social and career development may be provided to students with ASD. The role of legislation in supporting the establishment of infrastructure and building capacity to sustain programs is examined to foster recognition of the need for institutions of higher education to provide inclusive postsecondary programs. Components of effective postsecondary education for students with ASD are described in relation to legal mandates leading to the development of PSE opportunities for these students.

Last Article from Latest ETADD Issue

"I should have big dreams": A Qualitative Case Study on Alternatives to Guardianship

Kate MacLeod

 

Abstract: This qualitative single case study explored (a) the underlying beliefs of the connected individuals involved in determining guardianship or alternatives to guardianship for a young adult with intellectual disability; (b) the attitudes, resources and skills needed for educators and families to develop transition plans that address alternatives to guardianship; (c) barriers that may exist in the school setting for the young adult’s development of self-determination skills; and (d) derive lessons and best practices needed to maximize student self-determination skills and implement alternatives to guardianships. Findings were that the implementation of alternatives to guardianship for the young adult was related to many factors including a k-12 inclusive education, the value of interdependence, connection to advocacy organizations and utilizing resources outside of the school.

Latest DADDExpress (Newsletter)
DADD Express - Summer 2017 Vol 28 Number 2
• Teachers' Corner
• President's Message
• Executive Director's Corner
• Evidence-based practice
• Students' Corner
• 2017 DADD Conference highlights
• Call for nominations
• DADD 19th Conference call for papers
 
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The DADD Board of Directors supports the American Academy of Pediatrics Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 through 18 years of age. Over two dozen epidemiological studies failed to identify a causal relationship between vaccinations and autism. The initial research that suggested such a relationship has been discredited. We recommend all families discuss vaccinations with their family health care provider on how best to maintain the health and safety of their child and those who cannot be immunized due to medical reasons. 

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Events
Download the 2010 DADD Showcase Sessions. Presenters included Robert A. Stodden, Dianne Zager, and Debra Hart speaking about "Preparing Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities for Postsecondary Education and Employment"
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