Strategies to Support Students with Autism

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Strategies to Support Students with Autism

New lunchboxes, clean tennis shoes, and crayons that are still pointy – these are the things that so many families are thinking about as they head back to school. However, for a parent of a student with autism, the experience may be vastly different. Instead of being consumed with thoughts of back-to-school shopping and preparing…

What Could Supreme Court Decision Mean for Your Child?

The beginning of the new school year is a good time to consider how you can make sure your child receives a quality education designed to help them meet challenging goals. Disability advocates across the nation are hopeful that the Supreme Court’s decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District will bring changes that…

ASNC Clinical Team Partners with Schools

ASNC’s Clinical Department provides workshops and coaching to school systems, charter schools, and private schools. This year, we have seen lots of great collaborations with school systems to equip their staff to better serve students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). If you are a parent, please pass this information along to your child’s school. Who…

Navigating Exceptional Children’s Services

IEP, EC, AU, FBA, BIP, LRE, FAPE … is your head spinning yet? Walking into an IEP meeting can be like walking into a room full of people who speak another language. Your child requires specially designed instruction to be successful in school, but trying to navigate the world of special education can be confusing…

Transitioning to Competent Adulthood with Dr. Peter Gerhardt

Dr. Peter Gerhardt, who has worked in the autism field for 37 years, shared some of his expertise with parents and professionals last week at a one-day conference in Raleigh. His presentation was titled “Transitioning to Competent Adulthood for Individuals with Autism: Implications from Preschool to High School and Beyond.” Dr. Gerhardt is the Executive…

Bullying: Empowering Our Students with ASD

In today’s society, it is not at all unusual to hear stories about students (both those with and without disabilities) being bullied. There is no doubt that bullying is becoming a serious problem in the school-age population, leading to students’ lower self-esteem, heightened anxiety, depression, fear, isolation, and even suicide. A growing issue within the…

Transitioning Your Child with Autism Back to School

As summer is once again gradually winding down, it is time to start thinking about what you can do to help prepare your child so that the transition back into school is as smooth as possible. Summer is filled with more leisure time and fun-filled activities. Your child’s day in school will certainly look much…

Public Policy Update

This article was contributed by Jennifer Mahan, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy. Federal News American Health Care Act (AHCA) Update Thank you for calling your US House of Representatives member regarding cuts to Medicaid in the AHCA and the importance of health-care coverage for autism. Your direct advocacy matters! The US House was not…