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Education is a major concern for the parents of children with autism. Explore your many options, learn about Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs), discover your legal rights, and search information about summer programs.
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  2. Private Autism Schools (8)
  3. Special Education Resources (22)
  4. Summer and Autism (6)
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Make Choices About Autism and School
It's never easy to manage autism and school. There are plenty of options, but each has its pros and cons. And the "best" choice may not be available. Before you make any decisions, check out these articles.

Why Homeschooling a Child with Autism May Be Perfect for You
For some families, homeschooling a child with autism is a wonderful choice. How do you know if you're one of those families? Check out this list!

Prepare Your Child with Autism to Head Back to School
Hints and tips for helping a child with autism head back to school successfully.

Should You Be Homeschooling a Child With Autism?
Top reasons NOT to homeschool your child with autism. Don't get me wrong: homeschooling a child with autism can be a fabulous choice. But for some families, it's the wrong choice. Here are some of the "down sides" to homeschooling a child on the autism spectrum.

Autism Education - How to Get Your Child with Autism the Best Possibl…
Can you offer hints, tips or resources to be sure a child with autism receives the best possible education?

Is It Time to Consider Homeschool Education for Your Autistic Child?
Is it time to consider homeschool education for your child with autism? If you fit these descriptions, it may be a good idea to explore homeschooling and autism!

Before You Make Choices About Autism and School
There's nothing simple about autism and school. There are plenty of options, but each has its pros and cons. And the "best" choice may not be available. Before you make any decisions, check out these articles.

Homeschooling a Child with Autism
Homeschooling is a growing trend — and homeschooling children with special needs is also becoming increasingly common. There are now books, support groups and educational materials focused entirely on homeschooling children with autism. Is homeschooling a good choice for you?

How to Make Good Choices About Autism and School
How do you make good choices about autism and school? The answer will depend upon many factors that are unique to your child, your location, and your family situation. Learn about autism education and how to choose a school for your autistic child.

Autism and School: What Are the Options?
What are the educational options for a child with autism? There are more than you might expect, and each has its pros and cons.

What To Look for in a Special Education Setting for Autism
What should you look for in a special education setting for your child with autism? There's no "one size fits all" answer, but there are issues to keep in mind.

Public School and Autism Education: Pros and Cons
Public schools are required to provide autism education. But is public school the right choice for your family? Learn more about the pros and cons of public school for children with autism.

Book Review: Autism in the School-Aged Child
Autism in the School-Aged Child: Expanding Behavioral Strategies and Promoting Success, by Carol Schmidt and Beth Heybyrne, was published in 2004 by the Autism Family Press. It's a useful resource for teachers and parents -- and includes a range of easy-to-use hints and tips for supporting education and appropriate behavior.

Homeschool Resources for All Kinds of Learners
Online store offering unit studies and resources for multisensory learners. Includes detailed information about homeschooling a child with autism.

Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
The Individualized Education Plan is a description of your child's personal roadmap for academic and social success in the school setting. The US Department of Education lays it all out in this overview document.

Homeschool and Autism
Tammy Glaser homeschools her autistic daughter. She's created this terrific site -- along with a very active listserve -- to support others who have chosen the same route.

Review Public Schools' Autism Programs
Has your child with autism attended a public school program designed for kids with autism? What did you like or dislike about the school, the program, the staff, the outcomes? Tell other parents about your experience and suggestions! See submissions

Homeschool, Socialization and the Child with Autism
Yes, homeschool and socialization can go together for the child with autism. In some cases, the options are even better in homeschool than in a public school setting.

autism IEP - Autism and the IEP: Your Tips Requested
Can you offer hints and tips for creating and implementing a great individualized education program (IEP) for a child with autism?

Tips for Teaching Music to People with Autism
Music and autism often go together, but it's tough to find an instructor willing to work with an autistic person. Here are tips for music instructors interested in taking on the challenge!

Music Autism - Share Your Tips for Teaching Music to People with Autism
Do you teach music to people with autism? Share what works!

Homeschool Resources for All Kinds of Learners
Online store offering unit studies and resources for multisensory learners. Includes detailed information about homeschooling a child with autism.

Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs)
The Individualized Education Plan is a description of your child's personal roadmap for academic and social success in the school setting. The US Department of Education lays it all out in this overview document.

Homeschool and Autism
Tammy Glaser homeschools her autistic daughter. She's created this terrific site -- along with a very active listserve -- to support others who have chosen the same route.

Is an "Autism Support Classroom" Right for Your Child?
Even if your child is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, the "autism support classroom" may not be the best option.

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