Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities (FOCUS)

Editors: Juane Heflin, PhD and Paul Alberto, PhD
Published: 4 times/year
ISSN: 1088-3576 (print)
ISSN: 1538-4829 (electronic)


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Description

In each issue of Focus, you will find practical educational and treatment suggestions for teachers, trainers, and parents of persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disabilities. If you work with persons with autism or other pervasive developmental disorders, you need this journal.

Articles reflect a wide range of disciplines, including education, speech–language pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychology, medicine, social work, and related areas.

Focus publishes

  • original research reports
  • position papers reflecting diverse philosophical and theoretical positions
  • effective intervention procedures
  • descriptions of successful programs
  • reviews of current books and other publications of interest

Articles cover topics throughout the lifespan in home, school, work, and community settings. Recent issues have covered employment of adults with Asperger syndrome, paraprofessionals, and augmentative and alternative communication.

Aims & Scope

The Division on Developmental Disabilities (DDD) of The Council for Exceptional Children–CEC provides Focus as one of its membership benefits. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities addresses issues concerning individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities and their families. Manuscripts reflect a wide range of disciplines, including education, psychology, psychiatry, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech/language pathology, social work, and related areas. The journal's editorial staff seeks manuscripts from diverse philosophical and theoretical positions.