Primary (Grades K-2)
Because ASD is a spectrum disorder your child’s behavior and characteristics may vary. Also because we know that children with ASD can learn and change over time your child’s behavior and characteristics may have improved since he/she was a toddler. The consistency of the symptoms is not as important as the consistency in the developmental domains that are challenged.
Click on the links below for more information about autism.
In Ohio when your child is three and you suspect or your child has a disability you will be working with your local public school system. Children who are suspected of having a disability that impacts their education go through the Multi-Factored Evaluation (M.F.E) process. This process will evaluate your child’s need for specially designed instruction and educational supports. I Suspect My Child Has Autism: A Four –Step Guide for Ohio Parents on What to Do Next contains a section on Education Evaluations. Additional information can be found in a publication from the Ohio Department of Education titled Whose Idea Is This?
The following link will take you to the Ohio Department of Education Website