New York City to Open First Public School for Autistic Students: What You Need to Know
Autism school news for Thu, 27 Apr 2023
New York City to Open First Public School for Autistic Students
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) announced plans to open the city’s first public school for autistic students in the fall of 2023. The school in the Bronx will serve students ages 5-12 with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The DOE says the school will provide a “specialized and supportive environment” for students with ASD and offer various services and supports, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral intervention.
- Autistic Students Face Discrimination in Schools
A new study has found that autistic students face discrimination in schools. The study, conducted by the National Autism Association, found that autistic students are more likely to be suspended or expelled from school than their non-autistic peers. The study also found that autistic students are likelier to be placed in special education classes than their non-autistic peers. source
- Autism Schools Are Not the Answer.
A new article argues that autism schools are not the answer for autistic children. The article, published in the journal The Atlantic, argues that autism schools can be isolating and stigmatizing for autistic children. The article also argues that autism schools can be expensive and that they do not always provide the best education for autistic children.
- Parents of Autistic Children Fight for Better Education
Parents of autistic children are fighting for better education for their children. Parents are advocating for more inclusive schools and for more funding for autism services. Parents are also working to raise awareness about autism and to challenge the stigma that surrounds the disorder. Source