Chesapeake City Public Schools

Vision:

Every student with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will receive appropriate supports and Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) to enable them to benefit from their education and to prepare them to enter adulthood.

Mission:

To provide students with Autism Spectrum Disorder the highest quality of education by:

  • Increasing staff knowledge and implementation of Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) with fidelity
  • Improving post-secondary readiness skills to promote personal independence
  • Improving communication with school and community stakeholders to increase awareness of autism
  • Utilizing data-driven decision-making to implement programming
  • Providing an individualized continuum of services & strategies

Beliefs:

  • All learners are unique individuals.
  • Students will/can meet their individual potential.
  • Students deserve to be treated with dignity.
  • Students deserve to be included in the full school community.
  • Students deserve to be given choices.
  • Successful student transition is dependent upon consistent and collaborative programming between sending team and receiving team for each student (level-to-level, school-to-school).
  • Staff needs to be teachable and flexible.
  • Staff will approach students expecting their highest level of potential.
  • Social-Communication is equal to self-advocacy is equal to independence.
  • Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) are necessary however staff needs to use appropriate one for individual student (Differentiation).
  • Coaching is essential to develop a continuity of services.
  • Parents are vital members of a student’s decision-making teams.
  • Education is an investment that is sustainable when all stakeholders (Parents, Admin., related services, employers, teaching teams, gen. ed. staff) collaborate to implement practices with fidelity.
  • We need to begin with the end in mind.