Write an essay of 1,000-1,250 words in which you address the following:
1. Define intellectual disability, autism, severe disabilities, and multiple disabilities, their causes, and the impact of the disabilities on the education of the student with intellectual disability.
2. Identify areas of curriculum necessary for students with severe disabilities and explain why they are needed.
3. Using your local school district or a district you know well, investigate the policies, procedures, and programs for the education of students with intellectual disability, autism, and/or severe and multiple disabilities. Explain how these policies and programs either address or ignore the areas of curriculum you listed above.