Schools and Child Care

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). 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 understand ASD and accommodations in educational environments to help these children be successful. From early childcare through higher education or vocational school, use the tools and resources in the Schools and Childcare to support children and youth with ASD in 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