Lawmakers Want More Autism Training For Teachers

April 30, 2012
Disability Scoop

A pair of congressman are pushing for legislation to dramatically enhance training for educators who teach students with autism.

A bill introduced in Congress late last week would establish a five-year federal grant program to allow school districts to team with universities and nonprofits to train general education teachers and other school staff to best support students with autism.

“We’ve learned a lot about autism spectrum disorder over the last 10 years, and over that time period the number of children diagnosed with ASD has grown dramatically,