Understanding and supporting students on the spectrum

Grant Wood Area Education Agency’s autism core team provide a variety of services to support students on the autism spectrum and the staff who work with them.

These services include: agency inservices, on-site inservices, team consultation, student observation, attend IEP meetings, functional analyses, educating peers about autism, and a variety of other services to help support individuals in the autism spectrum and the staff working with them.

The team helps educators with research-based resources and strategies that also may be helpful for parents and families.


Contacting the GWAEA Autism Core team

Educators should contact the GWAEA support personnel within their specific building to contact the GWAEA Autism team. They will be able to share with you how to access the autism consultant for students with and without an IEP.

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Learn More: Information from the Grant Wood AEA Autism Core Team

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