CPS’ Autism Support Team was invited to share insights on improving educational outcomes for students with autism at YAI’s International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD). The conference, presented May 4-7, 2015 in New York, NY, is a global gathering on the future of the field and serves as a major forum for the exchange of ideas and information pertaining to programs, policies and strategies that enhance the lives of people with ID/DD.
CPS’ team offered practical strategies to assist school teams with identifying children with ID/DD, as well as developing a continuum of services for students with autism. Participants were treated to a flowchart outlining a successful identification model being used in CPS.
The CPS team included Stephany Taylor, student services manager; Sarah Irey, speech language pathologist; Eunice Miller, school psychologist; Kimberly Richards, occupational therapist; and Meg Ruttle, intervention specialist.