First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kelly TaylorFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the Public Education System


Professor Amanda Moras

Participation Type


College and Major available

Health Science


University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2019 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2019 5:00 PM

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Apr 24th, 2:00 PM Apr 24th, 5:00 PM

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the Public Education System

University Commons

This paper explores some of the issues associated with the United States public education system and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Currently, the system is not providing the best education possible for children with ASD, and this is negatively affecting the rest of their lives. This is partially due to the lack of special education teachers and related personnel, as well as the way the children’s education plans are set up. This paper calls for children with ASD severity levels of 1 and 2 to be moved into mainstream classrooms to increase their education levels. It also states that more money should be allocated to this area of education to increase the number of special education teachers across the United States and for whatever else these children may need to succeed in school. It also delves into the benefits of different types of therapies and how they have a positive effect on the unique characteristics associated with ASD. Additionally, a connection is made between how these different therapies positively affect a child’s behavior and how this can help them transition into a mainstream inclusion classroom.