184.108.40.206 All students with an educational classification of autism have impairments that:
220.127.116.11.1 Are inconsistent with the student’s overall developmental and functional level; and
18.104.22.168.2 Result in an educationally significant impairment in important areas of functioning; and
22.214.171.124.3 Are a part of a clear pattern of behavior that is consistently manifested across a variety of people, tasks and settings, and that persists across a significant period of time; and
126.96.36.199.4 Are not primarily accounted for by an emotional disorder.
4.3.2 An educational classification of autism is established:
188.8.131.52 Using specialized, validated assessment tools that provide specific evidence of the features of ASD described above;
184.108.40.206 By individuals who have specific training in the assessment of students with ASD in general, and in the use of the assessment procedures referred to in 220.127.116.11.; and
18.104.22.168 Based upon an observation of the student in a natural education environment, an observation under more structured conditions, and information regarding the student’s behavior at home.
4.3.3 Age of Eligibility: The age of eligibility for children with autism shall be from birth through age 20, inclusive.
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