Specialization Requirements for Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorders - Academic Class.

(1) A bachelor's or higher degree with certification in any exceptional student education area; and

(2) Twelve semester hours to include:

(a) Nature of Autism Spectrum Disorders (to include student characteristics, appropriate learning goals, teaching approaches, environmental arrangements, etc.);

(b) Use of assistive and instructional technology and natural, alternative and augmentative communication systems for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders;

(c) Behavior management and positive behavior supports for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders;

(d) Assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and

(e) Field-based experience with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

(3) This rule is to become effective July 1, 2002.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 7-1-02.