Autism Transition Tool

The Autism Speaks Transition Tool Kit was created to serve as a guide to assist families on the journey from adolescence to adulthood.

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Facts, Links, and Information

Contact

Kimberly Willis, M.A. CCC-SLP
Program Specialist-Autism Spectrum
District Contact-Special Olympics
District Contact-Very Special Arts
772-429-4583
kimberly.willis@stlucieschools.org

Educational Environment

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

Elementary and Middle School with separate classes

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

High Schools with separate classes

  • Treasure Coast High School
  • St. Lucie West Centennial High School
  • Port St. Lucie High School