Visit schools with your child

If possible, visit the preschools or elementary schools you're thinking about.

Try to visit at times when you can watch program activities. Ask if your child can join in to try them out.

This is a big decision! 

The right environment can make a big difference in your child's early growth, skill-building and self-esteem.  Take your time with this and try to visit as many schools as you can.  

  • Visit at times when you can watch program activities.  Ask if your child can join in to try them out.


  • Ask the director and teachers how familiar they are with kids who have autism. See how open they are to having therapists work with your child in the school.

  • Visit a specialized school if you are considering this option. See how they integrate the therapies into the school day.

  • Ask other parents for advice on preschool programs.

Here are some questions you can ask while visiting pre-schools: Does it feel right for my child? Do they like this school? Do the children get rewarded for good behaviors? Do the students and teachers seem accepting of kids who are different? Can the school staff help my child with things they can

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