Recognizing Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month

Recognizing Autism Acceptance and Awareness Month
Posted on 04/08/2021

Challenging all students by providing high-quality opportunities is essential to student success.

  • All children, regardless of circumstances, can achieve at high levels.
  • Effective educators are key to improving growth in student achievement. In addition, the Board of Education and Central Office must promote an environment of continuous improvement and innovation that results in a high performing district that is 100% focused on student achievement and success.
  • Supportive and engaged parents, guardians and members of our diverse community must be welcomed and encouraged to become active participants in the education of our students.
  • The Montclair Public School system has a full continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of all students on the Autism Spectrum. These programs include the use of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), a variety of related services including; Occupation, Physical and Speech therapies as well as consistent support from our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who maintain data on student progress.

    We encourage all district school staff to show their solidarity in support of Autism Acceptance Month by wearing yellow on Wednesday, April 21.

    The District is committed to supporting every student as it understands and respects that each student has unique needs, gifts and talents. Staff and administrators will continue to broaden resources and make connections with families who have students on the Autism spectrum. We celebrate in the month of April and seek opportunities to ensure all students are welcome, safe and feel special.

    For additional resources:

    Autism Society of America

    Autism New Jersey

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Early Intervention System

    Autism Family Services of New Jersey

    Asperger Syndrome Education Network (NJ)

    NJ Department of Education’s Office of Special Education

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

     

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