ASD Classes at Sanford

There are two city wide Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) classrooms at Sanford Middle School. 

  • The Minneapolis Citywide Autism Program is a full day program providing individualized programming throughout the day in the student’s least restrictive environment with a high staff to student ratios. Special education teachers, in conjunction with special education assistants (SEAs), deliver interventions drawn from research supported sources. To address needs in sensory processing, social and communication skills, and conceptual difficulties, the instructional team identifies and implements adaptations and modifications to the classroom environment, specialized instructional procedures, and instruction and behavioral intervention plans. In accordance with the Least Restrictive Environment mandate, instruction may occur in a variety of locations, including regular education classrooms, special education classroom, resource rooms and the community.

The classes serves students identified by the district as having ASD needs. One class serves students with Classic Autism needs. The second class serves students with high functioning needs. 

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