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Engaging Crises of Accountability in the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Community

Across autism circles, the cry for increased accountability is frequently heard, and justifiably so. These calls for accountability to meet the needs of children with ASD are common and widespread. However, there are frequent misunderstandings and re-directions (both out of ignorance and deliberate manipulation) which either result in decreased and distorted accountability. However, there can be no responsibility without the ability respond, and no accountability without the ability to account. This paper proposes an accountability framework, which offers important tools for generating insights about accountability crises. Practical application tools are provided for resolving many of the common conflicts of accountability, common within the ASD Community.

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