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COLUMBIA CITY â For the third year in a row, Whitley County Consolidated Schools will be offering teacher training for autistic students, implementing a strategy teachers can follow to better meet the needs of students.
After receiving a two year grant, WCCS has already been working with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, who provides trainers and expert consultants to schools in the state, and this year WCCSâ teachers will receive training again using the special education grant dollars.
âThe training is on the part of a team of teachers in the school as many students on the appropriately placed in general education classrooms,â said OâConnor.
Due to their hard work in the district OâConnor said the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) will be welcoming WCCSâs special ed director, assistant director and a director from IU, who leads up the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, to present the schoolâs work with autistic students at this yearâs national conference.
The welcome came after a proposal was written by the three individuals detailing the work WCCS has accomplished to meet the needs of autistic students.