Welcome

About Me: 
Katherine Scherping, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Consultant 

I am a veteran teacher who works with students with special needs.  I currently work collaborating and supporting teachers, families and students with Autism. My experience includes working in Autism programs for Lionsgate Academy, NE Metro 916, and White Bear Lake Public Schools. I was a cross categorical special education teacher and have working with Emotional Behavior Disorders, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delay and Other Health Disabilities. I hold an Autism license along with being  licensed in Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD) and Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). I am currently the IASC Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Consultant and licensed teacher working with Greenway, Floodwood, Hill City, Deer River and Nashwauk/Keewatin. I am an active member of the Region 3 Autism Leadership Team (MN).



    



What is Autism?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a range of complex neurodevelopment disorders, characterized by social impairments, communication difficulties, and restricted, repetitive and stereotyped behaviors. Autistic disorder sometimes called autism or classic ASD, is the most severe form of Autism, while other conditions along the spectrum include a milder form formal known as Asperger's syndrome, and childhood disintegrative disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS). Although ASD varies significantly in character and severity, it occurs in all ethnic and socioeconomic groups and affects every age. Experts and the CDC estimate that 1 in 68 people have ASD.

Contact Information

Email: kscherping@isd316.org

Phone: 218-245-1287 ex 26858

Address: Greenway High School, PO BOX 520, Coleraine, MN 55722

Schedule

Monday- Greenway

Tuesday-Floodwood and Hill City

Wednesday- Nashwauk, Keewatin, and Marble

Thursday- Deer River

Friday- Due process and Testing