Choosing a School

Choosing a School

Q. What should we consider when choosing a school for our child with autism?

A. Receiving a diagnosis for your child is scary, and looking for a school to support learning differences may feel daunting. Things to consider: Transparency is vital. Observe classrooms with your child. Inquire about communication. Are teachers and administrators accessible and willing to be honest with you about your child’s strengths and weaknesses? Are therapists on staff to provide speech therapy, OT and social guidance? Is the school accredited through a third-party? What specialized training is required of teachers in regards to individualized curriculum and behavior issues? Seek out a school that resonates with your personal philosophy – a place your child will feel loved and thrive.

Brit Smart \ Executive Director \ Oak Hill Academy www.OakHillAcademy.org

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