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Tri-State Webinar: Educational Identification of ASD: The Law and Eligibility in the Schools

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There is a critical need for trained and experienced trans-disciplinary autism evaluation teams in the schools.  Legal standards for educational identification and the two tiers of eligibility along with examples from case law will be presented. The impact of factors such as gender, race, and SES will also be reviewed.

Learner Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Compare and contrast diagnosis and eligibility
  • Apply the two-tiers of eligibility to specific case studies
  • List 3 reasons that females with ASD are less likely to be identified than are males with ASD.

Presenter Information: 

Ruth Aspy, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who specializes in transdisciplinary assessment and intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. She is co-author of a comprehensive model of intervention, The Ziggurat Modelwhich earned the Literary Achievement Award from the Autism Society of America. Dr. Aspy speaks nationally and internationally.  She has provided training and consultation throughout the United States and internationally in countries including Greece, Australia, Canada, Trinidad, Spain, Turkey, and Japan. Her focus is on understanding underlying strengths and characteristics of those with ASD and designing supports and strategies with their neurological/brain differences in mind.  Dr. Aspy has co-authored other works including FBA to Z: Functional Behavior and Intervention Plans for Individuals with ASDExcelling with Autism: Obtaining Critical Mass Using Deliberate PracticeTalk With Me; and High Functioning Autism and Difficult Moments.  She also has an emphasis in working with individuals with ASD who have symptoms of catatonia.

Certificate of Completion:

To earn a Certificate of Completion/Attendance for an archived Tri-State Webinar:

  1. View the archived webinar on our Moodle site
  2. Submit responses to the Study Questions (on Moodle)
  3. A Certificate of Completion will automatically be populated. Download and/or print.

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The webinars are listed by category and alphabetical order. The category for this webinar is Autism.

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