Autism Supplement Guidance Document

Texas regulations (TAC 89.1055) require ARD/IEP committees to consider eleven strategies for students with autism at every ARD meeting. Schools must consider strategies based on peer-reviewed, research-based educational practices to the extent practicable. While all eleven strategies must be considered annually, it is not required that all be implemented. However, if an ARD committee determines one or more of these strategies are not needed at this time, the IEP must include the basis upon which the determination was made.