California to Require Autism Training for Special Education Teachers

The State of California will begin requiring special education teachers to receive additional training that focuses on autism and other pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). According to Catherine Kearney, president of the California Teacher Corps, approximately 25,000 teachers will need to take this training before they can have a student with an autism spectrum disorder in their classroom. The deadline for compliance is July 2011. You can download a Podcast of the story from The Press-Enterprise for more information: Special-ed teachers’ {Read More}