Month: April 2021

2.4X More School Counselors at FLEX

Remember the guidance counselor in high school who would advise on which classes to take and how to apply to college? Due to an acute need to address the emotional needs of students, that role has evolved to become “school counselor,” to address the whole student, and their social and emotional needs, along with academic […]

Written by on April 22, 2021

Autistic Students Especially Need a Personalized Education

Hailey was diagnosed with autism when she was six. Despite being placed in various special education programs, she fell behind in school, which made her frustrated and angry. She had limited social skills, was bullied, isolated and very unhappy. In high school, she was placed in a group with other autistic students, but recalls being […]

Written by on April 22, 2021

“I Can’t Talk, But I Have a Lot to Say.”

Autism Awareness Month is a chance to highlight the one in 59 children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Students like John B., who suffered a severe illness as a toddler that left him silent and diagnosed with non-verbal autism. John’s kindergarten teacher introduced him to facilitated communication, so he could express himself using a talking […]

Written by on April 22, 2021