A parent uses SPARK resources to help her son during a challenging time at school.Read More
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Many children with autism are diagnosed in school and receive the majority of their services through the educational system. But getting appropriate services and educational opportunities can be a challenge. In the articles and webinars listed below, SPARK highlights important research findings, advice from advocates, and the community’s experiences in the educational system.
Returning to school after summer vacation can be hard for any child. For a student with autism, this time of year can be especially stressful. Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have trouble adjusting to change. In fact, “insistence on sameness” and “difficulties with transition” are symptoms of ASD. A new classroom, schedule, teachers, classmates, or new school can trigger distress far beyond the typical back-to-school blues.Read More
In this webinar, Jennifer Krumins discusses how parents can take an active role in their child’s educational planning.Read More
Mary E. McDonald discusses how to prepare children and teens with ASD for adulthood.Read More
The speaker for our third webinar is Gary Mayerson, JD, founder of Mayerson and Associates, the nation’s first civil rights law firm dedicated to representing individuals with autism. In this webinar, Mayerson discusses how families can have an effective IEP meeting and make the case for services and assessments. This webinar is 60 minutes long.Read More
In this recorded webinar, autism expert Catherine Lord, Ph.D. discusses interventions and the types of questions parents or adults with ASD should ask doctors and specialists.Read More