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MS in Special Education




Autism Spectrum Disorder is a very complicated disability. There are various levels of ability a student with this disorder may have and there are many types of this disorder. Teachers must especially be experts on ASD as it is a common disorder. The more teachers know about ASD, the better it will be for the students. There are several effective strategies that may be used with students with ASD that can be helpful for all students in the classroom. Trainings that cover Autism Spectrum Disorders are found to be very helpful for teachers as they become much more comfortable when teaching these students when they are more knowledgeable on the disorder. However, even though it is known that trainings are effective, there are not many schools that actually provide these trainings. This was found through a survey that was conducted to elementary and middle school teachers in five school districts in the Rochester area.

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