April is Autism Awareness Month
1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Learn more.
Schools play a vital role in evaluating and serving children with ASD, according to a study from the CDC. The percentage of children identified with ASD was highest in all communities combined where both health and special education records were reviewed compared to all communities combined where only health records were reviewed.
With the rise of Autism Spectrum Disorder being diagnosed there is a greater need for children, in preschools who need assistance. The Adaptive Learning Center being in 9 partner preschools around the Atlanta area has been able to make a difference where it is needed most for over 35 years.
Children in ALC Preschool Inclusion program have the opportunity to be fully integrated typical preschools – with individualized support from special education support teachers. ALC’s partnerships with some of Atlanta’s finest preschools enable children to learn and play alongside their peers in a warm and caring environment.
In classes with 90 percent or more typical children, children with disabilities learn not just basic academic skills; they discover important life lessons through interactions with other children and adults.