Join teachers, staff, parents and students of Grady Elementary at the Autism Speaks Walk on April 22, 2017. Registration starts at 9 am, opening ceremonies open at 10 am and the walk begins at 10:30 am at Raymond James Stadium. Please walk with Team Grady Elementary and wear a blue Grady shirt. Please email ESE Specialist Margarita Baxter at [email protected] if you intend to walk and she will email you information about where to meet up.
Help us support our students and our community by joining The Grady Elementary team at Autism Speaks. Register NOW to Walk with us on April 22, 2017 or Make a Donation at: Autism Speaks Walk Donation Link.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Grady Elementary has classrooms currently serving students on the Autism Spectrum.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined to be a range of pervasive developmental disorders that adversely affects a student’s functioning and results in the need for specially designed instruction and related services. ASD is characterized by an uneven developmental profile and pattern of qualitative impairments in social interaction and communication and the presence of restricted repetitive, and/or stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, or activities. These characteristics may manifest in a variety of combinations and range from mild to severe. ASD may include autistic disorder, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, Asperger’s disorder, or other related pervasive developmental disorders. Individuals on the Autism Spectrum may receive services in a variety of settings as the full continuum of services is available through classrooms at the elementary and secondary levels as well as at exceptional centers.
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