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Play Hearts, Not Poker

By Bollero, Jennifer L.


This online article provides eight suggestions to help parents advocate effectively for children with autism in Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings. The article makes reference to American legislation and policies, but contains information that may be applicable for parents in many jurisdictions.

The Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN) is a nonprofit organization based in New Jersey, which endeavours to provide families of individuals on the autism spectrum with "education about the issues surrounding the disorders; support in knowing that they are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD’s and NLD achieve their maximum potential; [and] advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding." [Website]

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This online article is in English


Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN)
New Jersey, United States

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