Eligibility for Special Education Services under the Category of Autism: Key Considerations
Donald Oswald, Ph.D., Commonwealth Autism Services
Presenter Bio: With more than 30 years of experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder, Dr. Oswald is the Director of Research and Diagnostics at the Commonwealth Autism Service in Richmond, Virginia. Additionally, he serves many roles such as an adjunct professor in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education and as a clinical psychologist and clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the VCU School of Medicine.
Description: This webcast provides an extension of Dr. Oswald’s September webcast. He will describe how an educational eligibility differs from a medical diagnosis and will outline how information derived from one evaluation can inform the other. Dr. Oswald will provide information on eligibility testing completed in public schools to determine whether a child meets criteria for special education services. Dr. Oswald will describe the eligibility process, why it is completed, and participants in the process.