Comparative Study of Special Education Eligibility for Children with Autism in Four Countries Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Kim, Hae-Young, II
    • Affiliation: School of Education
  • Increases in the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders have raised global concerns, and the education of children with autism has been the focus of clinicians, educators, and parents worldwide. Although some concepts regarding autism are similar across countries, identification of children with autism and their eligibility for special education services may differ. A systematic review of special education laws for eligibility of autism classification in the four countries and their relationship to the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities were investigated. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) - CY provides a framework using standard language to categorize health, functioning, disability, and related environmental factors of children's health states. The researcher used ICF-CY codes to compare assessment tools for children with autism in Japan, Korea, the UK, and the US. Results and implications were discussed.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the School of Education."
  • Simeonsson, Rune
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