Course Description for Nature and Needs of Students with Autism

EEX5095: Nature and Needs of Students with Autism
The course is an examination of the psychological, physiological, social, and educational characteristics of individuals who have been identified as having autism, pervasive developmental disorder, Rett's disorder, Asperger's syndrome and childhood disintegrative disorder. Focus on causes, prevalence, diagnosis and intervention will also be included. Students will encounter conceptual readings, manuals, handouts, and research articles evaluating the utility of various methods being discussed.