Extended School Year (ESY) Services
Some children with autism may lose skills that they have learned (e.g., regress) if not provided with continuous programming (i.e., they regress over the long traditional summer vacation from school). Extended year services (often referred to simply as ESY) can include both classroom-based services and/or related services such as occupational or speech therapy. These special services are not simply the same as summer school or summer enrichment programs and indeed are not solely limited to summer, e.g., other periods might also be appropriate. Any student receiving special education may be eligible for such services although the need, for a specific child, is determined by his or her IEP team (which includes the parents). In the USA, under the IDEA mandate, parents do not pay for these services which must meet acceptable state standards and be individualized to meet each child’s specific needs. Many of the mandates/guidelines in the area have evol ...
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- Extended School Year (ESY) Services
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- Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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- 1. Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology Yale University School of Medicine, Chief, Child Psychiatry Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven Child Study Center
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- 01541. Child Study Center, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Medicine, 230 South Frontage Road, P.O. Box 207900, New Haven, CT, 06520, USA
- 01542. Director – Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, School of Medicine, Yale University, 230 South Frontage Road, P.O. Box 207900, New Haven, CT, 06520-7900, USA
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