Schools and Childcare

Young children, youth, and adolescents spend a significant about of time in school, expanding their academic, social, and life skills. However, while in school, they often require various supports and accommodations. By law, children with ASD are entitled to a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE). This means, they must receive appropriate supports and minimal restrictions to help them be successful in an educational program. There are many possibilities including public or private schools, inclusive education classes or classes specifically for children with disabilities, charter schools, and home schooling – all with a wide-range of accommodations. It is important to know as much as possible about a child’s education. From early childcare through higher education or vocational school, use the tools and resources in the Schools and Childcare to learn more about helping children and youth with ASD  get what they need from their educational programs.

This program is made possible by the Kohl’s Autism Awareness Program at Children’s Specialized Hospital through the generosity of Kohl’s Cares