New Arkansas Autism Center Highlights Equitable Learning in APS

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For children on the autism spectrum, the physical space they occupy can go a long way in providing a sense of comfort and support when learning.

Arkansas Elementary School is making strides to ensure children with autism can thrive in a classroom environment.

“We work on transitioning them back into the mainstream so they are around their peers, showing appropriate behaviors and engaging in the classroom experience," said Arkansas Principal Lori Peterson. “Our motto is all of us or none of us.”

This year, Arkansas became the 11th school in the district to provide specialized instruction for students with special needs. Other schools include Dartmouth, Fletcher, Gateway, Hinkley, Jamaica CDC, Laredo CDC, Meadowood CDC, Mosley, Mrachek, Peoria and Tollgate.

In APS, we believe all students must have equitable access to learning environments that support them in reaching their full potential.


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