Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism

teachersupportIt’s estimated that one out of every 100 children in the United States has some form of autism, and that number is escalating at a frightening pace. The federal government says autism is increasing at a rate of 10 percent to 17 percent each year and could affect some 4 million Americans in the next decade, placing an enormous strain on school systems charged with educating students diagnosed with the disorder.

Given the growing nature of this national challenge, experts warn that school leaders should begin thinking about how they can ramp up the capacity to deal with autistic children in their schools. With the generous support of Virtual Expert Clinics Inc., we’ve assembled this collection of stories from the eSchool News archives, as well as resources from around the web, to help you do just that.

–The Editors