Autistic Support (AS)
Within the Boyertown Area School District, students requiring the most significant level of intervention including a highly supportive learning environment, supplemental interventions, highly trained staff, and specially designed instruction receive services within district operated autism support programs. The Boyertown Area School District currently operates 4 autistic support classrooms across the continuum of education from kindergarten through twelfth grade. There are two autistic support classrooms located at Washington Elementary School, one autistic support classrooms located at Jr. High West, and one autistic support classrooms located at Boyertown Area High School. Families of students with a diagnosis of autism are included in all aspects of the child's services, beginning with the initial evaluation and the development of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP), as well as ongoing progress monitoring. In order to meet the needs of our students with autism, Boyertown Area School District provides psychological services, social skills, work-based learning, community-based instruction, orientation/mobility, physical therapy and speech pathology services, behavior support, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and vocational transition services.