A developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and nonverbal communication and social interaction generally evident before age 3, that adversely affects the student's educational performance. Other characteristics often associated with autism are engagement in repetitive activities, and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental change or change in daily routine, and unusual responses to sensory experiences. The term does not apply if a student's educational performance is adversely affected primarily because the student has an emotional disturbance.

Jessica Bowman
Specialist – jessica [dot] bowman[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)


Autism Awareness Restricted Account Distribution - available March 15, 2014


Autism – Education Classification/Spectrum Disorder Medical Diagnosis

Autism Eligibility – Medical and Developmental History

Autism Eligibility – Medical Release to School Form

Utah Personnel Development Center (UPDC) Autism Professional Development