RSI Corporate - Licensing

Getting Students With Autism Through High School, To College And Beyond

NPR – Yasmeen Khan

“We know a lot more about children with autism spectrum disorders than we did just a decade ago, but nationwide students with autism are enrolling in college in relatively low numbers. Colin, now a senior at Millennium Brooklyn High School, has been part of a program in the New York City schools aiming to change that. It’s called ASD Nest (ASD refers to students with autism spectrum disorder) and he’s been with it his entire school career. A key underlying philosophy of the program is that education — the classroom — provides the most effective treatment for autism. The program, run jointly by the city’s Department of Education and NYU Nest Support Project, places students with autism who are capable of doing grade-level work in classrooms with their non-disabled peers.”(more)

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *