- Hardcover: 154 pages
- Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 8, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1475834969
- ISBN-13: 978-1475834963
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 0.6 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,536,006 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA
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An extremely comprehensive and well-rounded collection of perspectives on the complex factors that have shaped the context in which autism services are provided as well as the important issues that must be addressed in order to move the needle on improving outcomes for children with ASD and their families. (Eric G. Kurtz, director of Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Clinical Operations, and Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, associate professor of pediatrics, University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine)
Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin systematically examine how the increased diagnostic rate of autism, the emergence of autism advocacy and Autism Speaks in particular, and the passage of autism insurance mandates have radically shifted the way in which our society views disability. How Autism is Reshaping Special Education makes it very clear that sweeping, meaningful policy change is imperative in the next reauthorization of IDEA. Claypool and McLaughlin make a compelling argument that IDEA must be unbundled in order to increase opportunities and outcomes for all children with disabilities. (Sarah Trautman-Eslinger, president and founder, STE Consultants, LLC)
How Autism is Reshaping Special Education is a thoughtful analysis of the current ‘square peg, round hole’ context that creates so many challenges and barriers for students with autism. It provides rational and practical suggestions that will hopefully inform change and maximize outcomes for people with autism. (Amy K. Weinstock, director of Autism Insurance Resource Center, instructor of psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School/Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center)
About the Author
Mark Claypool is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, the nation’s leading provider of behavior, physical, occupational and speech therapy and alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. In 2015, along with John M. McLaughlin, he published We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education (Rowman & Littlefield), which won an IPPY award for education commentary/theory and was an Indie finalist in the education category.
John M. McLaughlin, PhD, is a school founder, professor, and researcher. McLaughlin is the author of The Last Year of the Season (North Star Press, 2014), a tale of education intrigue in fictional St. Luke, Minnesota. In 2015, along with Mark K. Claypool, he published We’re In This Together: Public-Private Partnerships in Special and At-Risk Education (Rowman & Littlefield), which won an IPPY award for education commentary/theory and was an Indie finalist in the education category.
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