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A Retrospective Chart Review of Children with ASD’s Individual Education Plans Compared to Subsequent Independent Psychological Evaluations

Abstract

The heterogeneity of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) makes it difficult for school-based professionals to develop effective Individual Education Plans (IEP) for this group. Limited research exists on the quality of IEP programs for individuals with ASD. This article summarizes the results of a retrospective chart review from an outpatient diagnostic center. Researchers collected data from IEPs and subsequent psychological evaluations of 75 individuals diagnosed with ASD. The implications of these results for future research and practice are discussed.

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Acknowledgments

The research was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Grant Number: 90DD0015-003). The authors would like to thank Brian Reichow who assisted with a pilot version of this study.

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NWG participated in the design and coordination of this study as well as taking the lead in writing the manuscript. MBB participated in the design of the study and contributed to manuscript. ED participated in data collection and contributed to the manuscript. JDM participated in the design of the study and contributed to the manuscript.

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Correspondence to Nicholas W. Gelbar.

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Gelbar, N.W., Bruder, M.B., DeBiase, E. et al. A Retrospective Chart Review of Children with ASD’s Individual Education Plans Compared to Subsequent Independent Psychological Evaluations. J Autism Dev Disord 48, 3808–3815 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-018-3652-4

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Keywords

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Individualized Education Plans
  • Adaptive skills
  • Behavior