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The Whole Child: Creating a Classroom for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Dorothy Siegel, a senior project director in Steinhardt’s Department of Teaching and Learning, helped guide the city’s Department of Education in creating the ASD Nest program in 2003. This inclusion program, which puts children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the same class with other students, provides the therapeutic support and modifications these children need to succeed. Because of the demand for successful programs, the Department of Education expanded the Nest program, and it now serves 235 children in 15 schools across the city. We recently spoke with Siegel about ASD. (Read more)