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     Autism Services
    Gainesville ISD serves the needs of the students that meet eligibility criteria of a student with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  These students are serviced throughout the district in many different settings.  Educational plans and services are individualized to meet the needs of each student.
    Autism Evaluation 
     GISD utilizes the Autism Team approach for the evaluation process.  Our team members consists of the following Special Education staff:
    • Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
    • Speech Language Pathologist
    • Educational Diagnostician
    • Occupational Therapist
    The school team members have special training in the assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder.  The evaluations are scheduled with the parents.  Classroom observations, teacher interviews, and any outside reports are important information that is reviewed by the team during the evaluation process. 
    For additional information, contact the Special Education office at (940) 612-0730 
    Parent Support 
    Autism Chats
    Autism Chat nights are scheduled meetings that take place during the school year to provide parents with information and support.  Each Autism Chat topic is based on parents needs.  Additional topics maybe added to the Chats based on specific topics.  Please be sure to fill out the Autism Chat Questionnaire and return it to your child's teacher so that we are able to prepare materials needed to help support your areas of concern.  The Autism Chat nights are divided by age levels to better support family needs. 
    Chat Night Dates:
    Elementary Age Students attending Edison Elementary and Chalmers Elementary
    • To be determined
    Secondary Age Students attending Lee Intermediate, Gainesville Junior High, and Gainesville High School
    • To be determined
    Parent Resources in English
    Autism Partnership
    Autism Society
    Autism Speaks  
    Mayo Clinic 
    Families for Effective Autism Treatment North Texas 
    Parent Resources in Spanish
    Autism Society (Español)
    Spanish Autism Speaks (Español)
    Mayo Clinic (Español)