(1) Children's autism training is a direct training service designed to assist the child in acquiring, retaining, and generalizing the self-help, socialization, cognitive, communication, organization skills, and the positive behaviors necessary to function successfully in home and community settings.
(2) Children's autism training includes:
(a) social skills and related skills to enhance participation across all environments (school, home and community settings) and relationships;
(b) a functional communication system which may include expressive verbal language, receptive language and nonverbal communication skills, and augmentative communication;
(c) increased engagement and flexibility in the exhibition of developmentally appropriate behaviors;
(d) replacement of inappropriate behaviors with more conventional and functional behaviors;
(e) working with caregivers and others in the environment to promote the child's competence and positive behavior;
(f) fine and gross motor skills used for age-appropriate functional activities, as needed;
(g) cognitive skills relating to play activity and academic skills;
(h) adaptive behavior and self-care skills to enable the child to be more independent; and
(i) independent exhibition of organizational skills.