Introduction to Intellectual Disability, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities presents a basic discussion of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, and other developmental disabilities. Emphases include the characteristics of people with these disabilities and their developmental needs across the lifespan.
This essential resource is intended for professionals and future professionals who work in the fields of special education, primary and secondary general education, psychology, and human services.
This text includes three major sections: Foundations, Characteristics, and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Across the Lifespan.
- Intellectual Disability, Autism, and Developmental Disabilities: An Introduction
- Historical Foundations of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism
- Conceptual, Definitional, and Assessment Considerations
- Legal Aspects
- Causation: Genetic Transmission and Chromosomal Differences
- Congenital and Environmental Considerations and Prevention Considerations
- Mild Intellectual Disability
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Significant Disabilities
- Neurological and Sensory Conditions Associated With Developmental Disabilities
Part III—IDD Across the Lifespan
- Family Considerations
- Early Childhood
- School Years
- Technology Supports