Autism Spectrum Disorder Program

Overview
The Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Program is an eleven-month program designed for students diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in grades PK-12 who require intensive, specially designed instruction and support in order to access the curriculum. Students served in the program have needs in multiple areas such as communication, social, behavior and academic. 

Program Components
  • Eleven-month program
  • Evidenced based instruction, intervention and support emphasizing safety, independence, social, functional, academic and behavior skills
  • Empirically based instruction
  • Needs based-instruction, intervention and support delivered throughout various settings
  • Service delivery (i.e. inclusive, small group, one-to-two, or one-to-one)
  • Group and community based activities emphasized during the summer
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Highly skilled teaching staff in development, social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, distractibility, sensory integration, etc.
  • Low student to teacher ratio (1 lead teacher and at least two Para-professionals)
  • Related services consult to teaching staff and direct services to students
  • Students participate in lunch, recess and other school-based activities with non-disabled peers
  • Non-disabled peer buddies as models
Program Locations 

Fletcher Maynard Academy
225 Windsor St., Cambridge 02139

King Open School
850 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 02141

Cambridge Street Upper School
840 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 02141

Cambridge Rindge & Latin School
459 Broadway, Cambridge 02138


Contact Information
Stephanie Barney
Autism Specialist
sbarney@cpsd.us
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