Autism and Education

Autism and Education
write a paper that involves either extensive interviews with a person with a disability or an application of the principles of this course to at least two current events involving disability and/or people with disabilities. In this paper, students will integrate information from class readings and discussions with what they learn from the interviews or additional readings. The paper will synthesize academic material with the experiences of a person(s) with a disability. A brief proposal (one page or less) that provides the subject to be discussed, the person to be interviewed or the books to be utilized will be due on November 22, 2015. If you would like to get started on your paper before then, your proposal may be submitted at any time. However, please do not begin work on your paper until your proposal has been approved.

Current Events:

Thoroughly describe the current event(s)

What is the disability(s) being discussed?

How does this current event(s) compare to what you have read or has been discussed in class?

How are stigma, prejudice, discrimination related to your current event?

What are your thoughts about his event(s)?

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED FROM THIS EXPERIENCE? Be specific and detailed. 15 possible points


Writing is clear, concise and comprehensible

Errors in spelling, punctuation, capitalization, syntax, grammar, etc. are minimal and do not detract from the author’s meaning

In-text citations and references are properly cited using APA style (for assistance with APA style, consult Information and Library Services)


Length: Your report will be 7-8 double spaced pages in length, not including the title page or reference page

Font: 12 point; Arial or Times New Roman

Margins: 1 inch on all sides

Pagination: Page numbers should be included on every page except the title page.

Title Page: Should include the title of your report and your name centered on the page.

References: Your last page should list all of the sources you have used in alphabetical order and in APA format.

Citations: Remember to cite any language, information or ideas that are not your own in order to avoid plagiarism. In–text citations and references should be in APA format.

Tone: This is a formal written assignment. Avoid using jargon, slang, contractions or colloquialisms.

Syntax: Grammar, spelling, capitalization and sentence construction are important. Always proofread your work!