Recommendations: Elementary & Secondary Education

Elementary & Secondary Education / Recommendations / Current Activities in GA

Recommendation 1:

Increase the availability and delivery of effective and appropriate educational strategies for students with autism.

  • Objective 1a: In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, provide ongoing training and technical assistance for educators on effective practices for educating young children with autism, including strategies for enhancing communication, social skills, self-regulation, and inclusion.
  • Objective 1b: In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, provide ongoing training and technical assistance for educators on collaborating with parents in promoting communication, social skills, self-regulation, and inclusion at home and in the community.

Recommendation 2:

Increase opportunities for students with autism to participate in the general curriculum.

  • Objective 2a: In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, provide ongoing training and technical assistance for educators on instructional strategies, accommodations, and adaptations that promote participation in the general curriculum and progress toward graduation.

Recommendation 3:

Promote the inclusion of students with autism into the school and community.

  • Objective 3a: In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Education, develop a training program to increase awareness of autism and effective support practices. Disseminate training program to the broad community of students and school personnel (e.g., teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, bus drivers, cafeteria staff, and school resource officers).
  • Objective 3b: Develop and implement strategies for enhancing self-determination of students with autism, through the dissemination of programs such as student-directed IEPs, identification of skills and interests, person-centered planning, and participation in the broad range of school activities (e.g., extra-curricular activities, leadership clubs).
Last Updated 03/07/14