The NYU ASD Nest Support Project provides training and support for educators working with students with ASD, including those in the NYC ASD Nest Program. Learn More
The ASD Nest Program is an NYC Department of Education inclusion program for students with ASD in community schools. Learn More
News / Announcements
Nov 08, 2016
STEM in action! The ASD Nest Support Project will be collaborating with the New York Hall of Science and NYU Tandon School of Engineering on the IDEAS Project (Inventing, Designing, and Engineering on the Autism Spectrum) to bring after school STEM clubs to ASD Nest schools. Nest PI Kristie Patten Koenig received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help create STEM clubs to help Nest students and their peers develop meaningful occupations and career pathways. Read more in the press release.
Sep 07, 2016
Burnt Chimney Elementary School in Franklin County, Virginia, has begun their first inclusive classroom for students with ASD. The third grade class is the first of what the school hopes will be many such inclusive classes, established with support from members of the ASD Nest Support Project. Read more from the Franklin News-Post.
Aug 29, 2016
The 4th Annual New School Year Kickoff was a huge success! On August 25th, two weeks before school officially started, over 350 teachers, therapists, and administrators came together to kickoff the school year right! Staff learned about this year's theme, neurodiversity, heard from autistic author and presenter, David Finch, and attended Breakout Workshops on comic stripping, data collection, the social middleground, using strengths & interests, and more. Read more and download workshop handouts at the Kickoff 2016 page.
Aug 15, 2016
ASD Nest Aarhus in action! The hugely successful launch of two ASD Nest classrooms in one school in Aarhus, Denmark, has received incredible attention across Denmark! Check out a story about the first day of school—in Danish—on this page from Danish National TV.
"Nest is probably the most effective inclusion program I have ever seen."
- Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Autism and the Developing Brain, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical College/Columbia University Medical Center
"Replicating the Nest approach nationwide would greatly improve the employment outlook for people with autism."
- Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
Scientific Council Board Member at Organization for Autism Research
(SFARI, May 2011)
"The Nest is one of the most comprehensive inclusion programs I have seen focusing on promoting strengths of individuals on the autism spectrum—as well as everyone else!"
- Stephen Shore, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Special Education, Adelphi University