The START Project staff are identifying key characteristics impacting literacy for students with ASD and developing tools that may be helpful in supporting students. While students with ASD tend to demonstrate excellent word recognition and decoding skills, there are inherent challenges and impairments in the area of reading comprehension, often due to the fundamental characteristics of the disability. Visit the Literacy and Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) page for more information.
This module was designed by the Michigan Department of Education to provide district staff with information about Course of Study decision-making due to the common practice of selecting Certification of Completion before a Personal Curriculum discussion for students with ASD. The module includes information on the recommended processes as well as tools and resources for developing local decision protocols.