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AUTISM PROGRAM: WCCS's Implementation one of best in state

August 10, 2012

COLUMBIA CITY — 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 WCCS’ teachers will receive training again using the special education grant dollars.
“The training is on the part of a team of teachers in the school as many students on the appropriately placed in general education classrooms,” said O’Connor.
Due to their hard work in the district O’Connor said the Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) will be welcoming WCCS’s special ed director, assistant director and a director from IU, who leads up the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, to present the school’s work with autistic students at this year’s 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.


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