Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be very complex learners with a mix of learning strengths and challenges, requiring a high level of support expertise in the school system. Since no two students with ASD are alike, teachers need research-based, practical and creative methods to use in the daily classroom — both in special and general education classes.

For over two decades, the Emory Autism Center (EAC) has partnered with Georgia schools and families to support successful educational inclusion of students with ASD. The EAC Educational and Transition Services Program (formerly the Monarch School Age Program) has helped many students with ASD (K-12) to succeed in their neighborhood schools. Through on-going collaboration and the availability of on-site expertise, school districts throughout the state of Georgia have increased their knowledge base in understanding ASD.