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Kristin Herman

Transition Planning for Students with ASD in Public Schools

Presented By:
All ACE Staff , VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE)

Kristin Herman, Henrico County Public Schools
August 13, 2013

Appropriate classroom placement for students with autism spectrum disorder is a difficult task given the spectrum of abilities and deficits these student possess. In order to select an appropriate placement, one must consider communication, social skill and behavioral needs of each individual student. Placement decisions require a team approach that includes administrators, teachers, related service providers and parents. Henrico County Public Schools, in partnership with VCU-ACE, are piloting a guidance document that defines the student’s current skill level in relation to determining classroom placement. This webcast will outline this guidance document on classroom placement for the student with ASD and describe the team model established by Henrico County Public Schools to effectively use the document.