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Autism Spectrum Disorder

During this stressful time, Wayne RESA ASD staff will provide online resources and supports to our districts, students, and families. In addition we are working collaboratively with districts to provide professional development and hotline support during this at home continuous learning time. Resources will be added to this site in the days to come. Please check back. Take care.

MARSE Rule

Autism Spectrum Disorder Defined; Determination

ASD is considered a lifelong developmental disability that adversely affects a student's educational performance in 1 or more of the following performance areas: ACADEMIC, BEHAVIORAL, SOCIAL.

ASD is typically manifested before 36 months of age. A child who first manifests the characteristics after age 3 may also meet criteria. ASD is characterized by qualitative impairments in reciprocal social interactions, qualitative impairments in communication, and restricted range of interest/repetitive behavior.

Continuum

Wayne RESA school districts offer a continuum of educational placements for students, pre-k through post-secondary, who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and require special education services.

 

The flow chart shows a continuum of the least restrictive environment placement for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (A

                                                                         Click on the flowchart for a larger image

First step on the continuum is the general education classroom with or without special education support. Students may receive needed accommodations by the general education teacher. General education teachers may receive strategies/ accommodation support from special education staff.

Second and third step on the continuum offers more support from special education. Special education staff may provide anywhere from 1-3 hours of direct or indirect support to a full day of special education programming with other students with disabilities (not only ASD).

Center Programs offer two levels of programming:
Fourth step. ASD classroom located in a general education building with special and general education students assigned to the building (designated for students who exhibit moderate to severe characteristics of ASD).

Fifth step. ASD classroom located in a separate facility with only special education students assigned to the building (designated for students who exhibit severe characteristics of ASD).

The ultimate goal of a center program is to provide students with the skills they need to successfully return to their resident district.  With that goal in mind, yearly discussions about the student's  LRE, their life-long goals and the progress they are making towards those goals are essential.

Certificate of Completion

The majority of students in an ASD center-based program follow the Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE).  Therefore most students, who exit an ASD center program after completing the high school curriculum, are eligible for a certificate of completion - not a diploma.  Diplomas are issued based on the MMC aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  Discussions about diploma vs. certificate outcomes should take place early in a student’s school career and continue until the student completes an Educational Development Plan (EDP) in middle school.

(URL) More information on planning for school completion

2019-2020 ASD PD

ASD Committee Meeting Dates

October 14 2019 1:00-4:00PM
January 13 2020 1:00-4:00PM
February 10, 2020 1:00-4:00PM
March 9, 2020 1:00-4:00PM
May 11, 2020 1:00-4:00PM

ASD District Coaches

(PDF) Tip Sheet
(DOC) ASD Coach Brochure

Coach Workgroup

Time
12:15 - 2:45pm except noted
Location
Burger Baylor except noted
 
  • Monday, September 9, 2019 (9-12pm)
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 (RESA 223)
  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Monday, May 18, 2020

WRACE

 

Meeting / Training Schedule

Time
9 - 11:30am except noted
Location
Burger Baylor except noted
 
  • Monday, September 23, 2019
  • Monday, October 28, 2019 (Boyds 9-3:30/ Looking @ASD Differently)
  • Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Monday, December 9, 2019 (Boyds 9-3:30/ PBIS for ASD)
  • Monday, January 27, 2020
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 (RESA 223)
  • Monday, March 30, 2020
  • Monday, April 20, 2020 (Boyds 9-3:30/ ABA & Schools)
  • Monday, May 18, 2020
  • Monday, June 1, 2020 (RESA 223)

Best Practice Series Resource Page

Yes They Can! Students in Action

Burger School (Student presentations and skits)

(VIDEO) Who's on First
(VIDEO) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
(VIDEO) Honeymoon History
(VIDEO) The Flintstones

Contacts

Darnella Delfine

ASD Consultant

Kimberly Krug

Special Education - ASD Consultant