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Support Packages

The ASD Nest Support Project offers professional development packages tailored to a school's needs. We help administrators, educators, related service providers, paraprofessionals, and the entire school community better understand, nurture, and educate their students with ASD. We offer a menu of different services including needs assessments, online training, on-site professional development, and both on-site and distance consultation. We also partner with schools and districts interested in opening their own ASD Nest Program.

Our goal is to help schools build inclusive learning communities where difference is accepted and neurodiverse learners can thrive. 

How To Work With Us

Tailored support packages focus on building inclusive learning environments for students with ASD, including:

  • building inclusive classrooms and school communities
  • recognizing the academic challenges and executive functioning profiles of students with ASD
  • strengthening positive behavior supports and addressing challenging behaviors
  • understanding the hidden social world of the classroom

Support Packages Can Include

Inclusion Needs Assessment

Program observations and interviews with staff and other key stakeholders to assess inclusion practices and systems

Consultation Days

On-site support, observing in classrooms and working with educators

Professional Development

Half- and full-day autism and inclusion workshops

Online Training

Courses through NYU on autism and behavior

Inquiry Team Facilitation

On-site student and data-centered teams focusing on students with ASD

Open an ASD Nest Program 

Implementation of the full ASD Nest Model and opening Nest classes!

Work With Nest

The ASD Nest Support Project is expanding its reach, designing support packages that include both high-quality consultation and tailored professional development to all schools supporting students with ASD.

For more information, contact Lauren Hough Williams at lauren.hough@nyu.edu.