Back to school means back to routine and saying goodbye to the freedom of summer vacation. For many kids, particularly those with autism spectrum disorder combined with anxiety disorder, it can be particularly stressful and trigger tears, trouble sleeping, emotional outbursts, and other typical signs of anxiety.
The transition from high school to adulthood poses significant challenges for individuals on the autism spectrum; the key to success is the degree of preparation during high school.
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, it costs over $8,600 more each year to educate a student with autism when compared to a neurotypical student. "On a national level, the researchers estimated that these additional costs exceeded $11.5 billion in 2011," according to Autism Speaks. “These findings are important for better guiding policy makers … Continue reading Dollars and Sense About Educating a Student with Autism