Autism Interdisciplinary Team

Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are served by a team approach where the services of special education teachers, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, adaptive physical education teachers, paraprofessionals and the autism coordinator are all available to come together to assist the regular educational staff meet the learning needs of our students.

Parents are considered a crucial part of the team both for planning the services to be provided and in continuing the implementation of some strategies in the home.

Interventions are provided in the following areas of development which commonly pose difficulties for our students with ASD: communication, social skills, academics, and behavior. Additionally, we also address sensory issues and life skills from early childhood through the high school years. Above all, we see each student as a unique individual and interventions are therefore individualized to meet specific needs.

Many training sessions and workshops are offered throughout the year and are available to parents, educators, and paraprofessionals. Please contact one of the team members below for more information.

Team Members

Ada Farringer- WMS

Candy Crawford - School Psychologist

Jennifer Lewellen- Lincoln Elementary

Daniel Farley- Director of Special Programs

Rhiannon Nichols- Eisenhower Elementary

Amy Harvey- OT