REACH 6B: Autism Advanced Quiz

Use this quiz to confirm your knowledge about serving students with autism. If you have questions then go to the Autism Resource page for links to useful resources.

1. An autism spectrum disorder that predominantly affects females is:

 Lesch-Nyhan syndrome.
 Rett syndrome.
 Kabuki syndrome.
 Down syndrome.

2. Asperger syndrome is similar to autism, except that individuals with Asperger’s:

 do not generally have communication deficits
 are also generally diagnosed with mental retardation
 are predominantly female
 generally exhibit a tendency toward stereotyped behavior

3. A major objective of functional behavior assessment (FBA) is (choose the best answer)

to locate the individual with autism on a continuum of other individuals, based upon the diagnostic severity of the disorder

to determine how a child’s chronological and mental ages match up through a series of academically and socially challenging questions

to reduce challenging behaviors by evaluating, changing, and implementing strategies such as ecologic events, predictors, teaching, and consequences

to learn how best to promote new behavior that serves the same function as the current behavior, but is socially acceptable and responsible


4. This piece of federal legislation was the first to recognize autism as a disability with respect to eligibility for special education:

 Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004
 Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990
 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997

5. According to a 2009 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, the national autism prevalence rate is:

 1 in 150
 1 in 110
 1 in 500
 1 in 1,000

6. Which of the following are signs that your child may have an autism spectrum disorder?

 Does not engage in interactive play
 No response to name at 12-months of age
 Avoiding eye contact
 All of the above

7. What percentage of children with autism, according to the CDC, do not speak at all?


8. Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder is done using:

 Blood tests
 Behavioral observation
 Brain scans
 Lactose tolerance test

9. This law was established as a civil rights legislation in 1973.

 Universal Design for Learning
 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
 PL 94-142

10. What is not one of the six main principles of IDEA?

 Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
 Appropriate Evaluation and Individualized Education Program
 Good education (GE)
 Parent and Student Participation in Decision Making

11. Autism is more common in boys than girls.

 Not Sure

12. People with autism are all eccentric geniuses.

 Not Sure

13. Autism can be detected before a child is two years old.

 Not Sure

14. Students with autism may be particularly vulnerable to anxiety and intolerant of feelings of frustration if they cannot perform the tasks assigned.

 Not Sure

15. A child may use real objects for his visual schedule, as the objects appear to give him more information as to where he's going and what's coming up next, as well as to help him remain more focused during the transition. However, this same child may use photographs or line drawings in a picture exchange in order to communicate expressively

The real objects, photographs, and line drawings are examples of ___________________ used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities.

 teacher created materials
 assistive technology
 low technology tools

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