Principles for Directing Both Educational Treatment and Research

  • Eric Schopler

Abstract

This chapter is based on 25 years’ involvement with children diagnosed with autism or related developmental disorders. During this period of time, my colleagues and I have developed a statewide, community-based system located in our Psychiatry Department at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine: The Division for the Treatment and Education of Autistic and Communications Handicapped Children (TEACCH). Described in detail elsewhere (Reichler & Schopler, 1976; Schopler & 011ey, 1982; and Schopler, Mesibov, Shigley, & Bashford, 1984), TEACCH is North Carolina’s statewide system for providing children and adults with autism and related developmental disorders with comprehensive service, relevant research, and training of professionals. Home and family adjustment is facilitated through six regional TEACCH Centers. Individualized educational programming is developed through 92 TEACCH-affiliated public school classrooms under our program direction. Community integration is facilitated through parent groups attached to Centers and classrooms and affiliated with state and national parent organizations. Parental perspective is implemented at each program level.

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Autistic Child Childhood Autism Rating Scale Infantile Autism Disturbed Child Childhood Schizophrenia 
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