Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program

Neighborhood Charter Schools provides a rare opportunity for students to access both social emotional learning as well as rigorous academics. Our program is described as ‘inclusive education’ which means our students with ASD are fully included in their classrooms, learning alongside their ‘neurotypical’ peers.

Key aspects of our Autism Program

  • Smaller class sizes 
  • Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) 
    • Two teachers per classroom 
  • High expectations 
    • Academic growth 
    • Social emotional development 
  • Autism best practices 
    • Predictability and strong routines 
    • Consistency in environments 
    • Visual supports 
    • Individualized, family centered planning 
  • Social Club’
    • Small group social skills lessons 
    • Led by Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
    • Opportunities to practice through play
  • Social Thinking Curriculum 
  • Parent Collaboration and Support