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Autism is a developmental disability that significantly affects verbal and nonver-
bal communication and social interaction generally evident before age three (3)
that adversely affects educational performance. This includes other pervasive
developmental disorders. Other characteristics often associated with autism are
engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to
environmental change or changes in daily routines, and unusual responses to
sensory experiences. Autism does not apply if a child’s educational performance
is adversely affected primarily because the child has an emotional disability, as
defined in these rules. A child who manifests the characteristics of autism after
age three (3) could be identified as having autism if the criteria herein are satis-
fied. AAC 290-8-9.03(1)(a); 34 CFR, §300.8(c)(1)(i).

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