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How Autism is Reshaping Special Education: The Unbundling of IDEA

by Mark Claypool and John M. McLaughlin Rowman and Littlefield
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9781475834970
Format:
Pbk 154 pages
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AU$45.99 NZ$46.95
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This book explores how societal changes, the number of children with autism, and the increasingly politically aggressive positions of advocacy groups will influence the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Epigraph
Foreword
Preface
Acronyms
Chapter 1: Unbundling, Mass Customization, and Public Policy
Chapter 2: Market Forces, Special Education, and Lost Intensity
Chapter 3: Public Schools and Autism, It Gets Very Personal
Chapter 4: Autism, the Catalyst for Change
Chapter 5: Reality Passes Regulation
Chapter 6: Is There a BCBA in the House?
Chapter 7: Pervasive Inertia
Chapter 8: Disconnected Services, Disconnected Funding
Chapter 9: Suggestions for Reauthorization: Unbundling IDEA
Contributor Index
About the Authors

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.
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.