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Throughout the literature there are discussions relevant to interventions and strategies that support elementary students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). There has not been discussion on types of strategies that are foundational and essential to have in place for the students upon entry into the elementary classroom. There is a lack of evidence research in the area of foundational supports that are essential and imperative for students with ASD to achieve academic success. The nine strategies discussed here are foundational. They are necessary supports that can then be built upon to design individual programming for each student with ASD. The nine evidence-based supports presented in this article represent specific categories based upon the most current research.
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