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Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Ribbon from the Autism Society website,

Since the 1970s, April has been designated as Autism Awareness Month.  Toward this end, the Autism Society is sponsoring a special six-part series report to air during the PBS NewsHour beginning April 18, and the National Institute of Mental Health is highlighting current findings and future research needs.

For additional research publications in the field of autism, here are selected works authored and/or co-authored by GSU’s Special Education faculty:

Heflin, J., & Alaimo, D. F. (2007). Students with autism spectrum disorders: Effective instructional practices. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall.

Laushey K.M., Heflin L.J., Shippen M., Alberto P.A., Fredrick L. (2009).  Concept mastery routines to teach social skills to elementary children with high functioning autism.   Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39(10),  1435-1448.

Hess K.L., Morrier M.J., Heflin L.J., Ivey M.L.  (2008).  Autism treatment survey: Services received by children with autism spectrum disorders in public school classroomsJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 38 (5), 961-971.