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Exceptional Student Education

ESE

4204 Okeechobee Road
Fort Pierce, Fl. 34947

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Phone: (772)429-4570
Fax: (772)429-4589

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Autism

Facts, Links, and Information

Prevalence in St. Lucie Public Schools

Nearly 400 students enrolled in St. Lucie Public Schools
Less than half served in autism cluster units

  • Westgate K-8
  • Northport K-8
  • Samuel Gaines Academy K-8
  • Palm Pointe K-8 (lottery)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees that students with disabilities will be educated with their non-disabled peers to the greatest extent possible.

autism

  • Regular class includes students who spend 80% or more of their school week with nondisabled peers
  • Resource room includes students spending between 40% and 80% of their school week with nondisabled peers
  • Separate class includes students spending less than 40% of their week with nondisabled peers
  • Other separate environment includes students served in public or private separate schools, residential placements or hospital/homebound placements

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    Kimberly Willis, M.A. CCC-SLP
    Program Specialist-Autism Spectrum
    District Contact-Special Olympics
    District Contact-Very Special Arts
    772-429-4583
    Exceptional Student Education
    4204 Okeechobee Road
    Fort Pierce, FL 34947
    kimberly.willis@stlucieschools.org