SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — April is Autism Awareness Month.
It’s been a long tradition at the Washington Street Teaching and Learning Center (WSTLC) to celebrate this occasion each year. The school, which has about 30 students, is part of the Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES and specializes in individualized programs to fit children’s academic needs.
During school closures, staff at the WSTLC are in continuous contact with parents and students, either through GoogleClassroom, or via direct contact with parents. In addition to instructional support, therapists and social social workers reach out to the school’s families.
Working with children with special needs makes it even harder for staff to be away from their students during school closures.
Staff took advantage of Autism Awareness Day to not only raise awareness but to check on their students. On April 2 and 3 they had caravans which delivered goodie bags to each WSTLC