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Autism Spectrum Disorders

ASD Definition

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a low incidence disability area that is represented by approximately 12% of all students in Minnesota receiving special education services. ASD is a range of pervasive developmental disorders, with onset in childhood, that adversely affect a pupil's functioning and result in the need for special education instruction and related services. ASD is a disability category characterized by qualitative impairments in several areas of development, including social interaction, communication, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior.

New-Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Teacher License MN Rule 8710.5850

In Minnesota, teachers licensed in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) provide consultation and services to students who qualify under the ASD category.  A professional manual and other resources can be found on the ASD Resources page.

Contact Information

Metro Area – For more information about ASD services in your area, contact a Region 11 ASD district representative or the Director of Special Education in each local school district.

Greater MN – For more information about ASD services in your area, contact the Director of Special Education in each local school district.

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