Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of complex neurological developmental disabilities characterized by problems with communication, social interaction, and patterns of interest and behavior. All individuals with ASD are important members of the school community. People with ASD contribute to the school community and also benefit from meaningful participation within a community of learners. Autism support services provided in the public school system address needs primarily in the areas of communication, social skills, and/or behaviors consistent with those of autism spectrum disorder.
Topics currently available for training sessions and technical support:
- Teaching/visual strategies, classroom structure, sensory integration, social skills, executive function skills, transitions between grade levels, and post-secondary planning.
- Training and consultation provided for specific students is based on referrals with parental consent from district administration
To request on-going consultation for a student identified with ASD a referral form with parent consent signature needs to be completed.