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The IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.

New IRIS Information Brief on ASD

New IRIS Information Brief on ASD

We are pleased to announce the posting of a new IRIS Information Brief comparing the diagnostic criteria of the DSM-5 to those of the DSM-IV-TR and to the definition of autism found in the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act. The Information Brief also includes a summary of research findings regarding changes in the number of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders when the DSM-5 criteria were used, compared to those same numbers under the DSM-IV-TR. The resource was developed for the IRIS Center by Colleen Harker and Wendy Stone from the University of Washington READI Lab (Research on Early Autism Detection and Intervention).

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Featured Resource: New Secondary Reading Module

Featured Resource: New Secondary Reading Module

This new resource examines some of the reasons that adolescents struggle with content-area text and overviews effective strategies teachers can use to improve the vocabulary and comprehension skills of students with a wide range of abilities and across a variety of subjects. Be sure to look for related IRIS Interviews by Don Deshler and Deborah Reed on our Resource Locator Page.

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Updated: Six New Sample Syllabi

Updated: Six New Sample Syllabi

Our Sample Syllabi Collection, designed to offer examples of the ways in which IRIS resources about evidence-based practices can be integrated into coursework about all students, has been newly updated. Click the link below to get started!

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New Resource: Curriculum Matrices

New Resource: Curriculum Matrices

Our Curriculum Matrix Collection offers examples of the ways in which IRIS resources about evidence-based practices can be embedded into teacher licensure programs, in both special education and blended programs. Click the link below to explore the collection.

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Recent News & Events

Announcements

IRIS Faculty Seminar St. Louis

09 Oct 2014 - 11 Oct 2014

Announcements

IRIS at DEC in St. Louis (October)

07 Oct 2014 - 09 Oct 2014

The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H325E120002. The contents of this Website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officers, Sarah Allen and Tracie Dickson.

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