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News / Announcements
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.
Aug 10, 2016
Congratulations on the first day of school at the first ASD Nest class in Denmark! Stine Clasen, one of the directors organizing the Nest model implementation in Aarhus, Denmark, wrote an article about Nest in Denmark. It's available here, translated into English. More information about the collaboration is available on our Aarhus page.
Jun 22, 2016
Congratulations to Rachel Pineda, Salutatorian of her graduating eighth grade class at MS 219! Rachel has been in Nest since Intensive Kindergarten at PS 165. Next year she will attend high school at the Queens School of Inquiry.
"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