Quick article mentioning laws and some states' initiatives, I highlight this:
"Evidence-based autism interventions, also known as applied behavior analysis, build the behavior and social foundation needed to learn academics and pass state-mandated standardized tests. Yes, children with disabilities must participate in state tests as outlined within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the law currently known as No Child Left Behind. Until these children can control problem behavior and build functional language, they will not be able to learn basic math, science, or language arts.
Unfortunately, there is a severe shortage of qualified teachers to support students on the autism spectrum."
In checking the About Us to check on the publisher of this piece, especially because the author is connected to a business, I found out that Education Week has won the 2011 Online Journalism Award for best independent specialty news site. Read more about the awards from the Online News Association.