Serving Students with
Autism in the Schools
Nancy Erickson, Coordinator
Sheila Connell, Coordinator
Fulton County Schools
• Approximately 95,000 students
• 907 students with autism eligibility receiving special
education s...
Continuum of Services
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504***
General Education with Supportive Instruction
General Education with Consultativ...
Current Initiatives
• Staff training at the local and state level (instruction,
technology, social skills, communication s...
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Serving Students with Autism in Schools

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This powerpoint presentation was put together by Nancy Erickson, Coordinator of Related Services, Fulton County Schools and Sheila Connell, Instructional Coordinator for Special Education, Fulton County School , and presented on December 5 at our Georgia Children's Advocacy Network (GA-CAN!) Off-Session Policy Series. This month our panelists discussed the complex topic of autism, it's diagnosis, treatment and coverage.

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Serving Students with Autism in Schools

  1. 1. Serving Students with Autism in the Schools Nancy Erickson, Coordinator Sheila Connell, Coordinator
  2. 2. Fulton County Schools • Approximately 95,000 students • 907 students with autism eligibility receiving special education services • To receive special education services there must be an adverse educational impact (not all students with autism require special education) • Service decisions are data-driven and not fixed in time or place
  3. 3. Continuum of Services • • • • • • 504*** General Education with Supportive Instruction General Education with Consultative Services General Education with Collaborative Instruction Special Education part or most of the day Related Services
  4. 4. Current Initiatives • Staff training at the local and state level (instruction, technology, social skills, communication strategies) • Partnering with Universities to train the next generation of teachers and therapists • Partnering with state agencies to staff all children by their 3rd birthday • Corporate partnerships to develop off campus classrooms and job training • Parent mentors partner with families to navigate and support

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