Vol 10, No 2 (2012)

We are pleased to publish New Horizons for Learning’s first special education special edition!  Our aims for the special education journal are to highlight important topics related to exceptional populations, demonstrate how research is applied in the field to improve outcomes for people with disabilities, and promote local and national collaboration among researchers and practitioners.  This special edition addresses a range of issues related to individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The articles include resources and best practices for teaching students with autism, how to prepare teachers to meet the needs of students with autism, and promote national awareness regarding the treatment of people with autism.  Our contributing authors span from Ecuador to our very own Johns Hopkins University here in Maryland.  We also feature an early career practitioner who writes about how she applies research in her classroom to meet the needs of her students with ASD.