Autism Spectrum Disorders - ASD
The Mid-State Education District provides consultation with education staff who are providing direct educational services to students (birth to 21) who meet the educational criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The following school districts have access to this consultation service: Onamia, Pierz, Royalton, Swanville, and Upsala.
The indirect services include identification and assessment of children who are suspected of meeting the educational criteria for ASD or who are enrolled in the school district and have an IEP under ASD. A medical diagnosis is not required for a student to qualify for services but information received from a medical diagnosis would be taken into consideration during the assessment for educational placement. The autism consultant participates on the team planning educational services and provides resources for the educational staff in implementing these services.