Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives
|DATE:||Tuesday, May 1, 2018|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Celebrating Autism Awareness Month, April 2018 (Educational Access, Opportunity, and Alternatives) Revised - Attachment Added|
|Nearly a quarter century ago, the Autism Society launched a nationwide effort to promote autism awareness, inclusion and self-determination for all, and assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) currently serves approximately 3,000 students with ASD and provides these students with the knowledge, skills and strategies necessary to maximize their overall achievement and success. During the month of April, HCPS joined school districts nationally and held events that promote acceptance and inclusion in schools and communities that result in true appreciation of the unique aspects of all people. We are proud of the hard work demonstrated by our students with these disorders, the dedication of school staff, and the ongoing support of their families. It is an honor to showcase the activities held by HCPS to celebrate Autism Awareness Month.
|• Provide a student-centered learning environment that engages every child|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: No)|
|Kimberly Workman, General Director||Wynne A. Tye|
|Exceptional Student Education
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20180501_871 (Board Meeting followed by Public Hearing) * Section C Item# 13.08R|