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View the resources and information below to help empower you on the choices you need to make regarding education for your autistic child.
Since we are based in the Tampa Bay/Hillsborough County area, most resources listed are for those living in this area.

Special Education

Special education is specially designed instruction and related services to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee, you are here because you care about children with disabilities and their families and want to find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

Special Education

Special education is specially designed instruction and related services to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee, you are here because you care about children with disabilities and their families and want to find information and explore resources on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

What is an IEP?

An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan or Individualized Education Program. IEPs are developed within a school district by a team of educators, including a psychologist and/or social worker employed by the school district, and are focused on providing information, instruction, and guidance on how the school can support a student with learning differences and learning disabilities.

When kids struggle in school, you may hear the term IEP. What is an IEP? IEP is an acronym that stands for Individualized Education Program. Some people may refer to it as an Individualized Education Plan.

What is an IEP?

An IEP is an Individualized Education Plan or Individualized Education Program. IEPs are developed within a school district by a team of educators, including a psychologist and/or social worker employed by the school district, and are focused on providing information, instruction, and guidance on how the school can support a student with learning differences and learning disabilities.

When kids struggle in school, you may hear the term IEP. What is an IEP? IEP is an acronym that stands for Individualized Education Program. Some people may refer to it as an Individualized Education Plan.

find autism friendly schools

If you are enrolling in public school, you will automatically be assigned to a school and get all the information you need from your public school district regarding the available Autism programs and accommodations at the school.

Education can play a huge role in the life of any child, but it may be even more important for a child on the Autism spectrum. Before choosing your child’s educational path, it’s important to consider the criteria that make a school the perfect fit for a child with Autism.

View the sections below to find private and charter schools with ASD programs.

Hillsborough County Charter Schools

View Autism friendly charter schools by clicking the button below.

Hillsborough County Charter Schools

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HIllsborough county Private Schools

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HIllsborough county Private Schools

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Early Steps program

Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child's first three years are the most important time for learning. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential. Early Steps Program Bay Area logo
Serving children residing in Hillsborough and Polk Counties
813-974-0602 / 1-866-549-1740

Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child's first three years are the most important time for learning. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential.

Early Steps PROGRAM

Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child's first three years are the most important time for learning. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential. Early Steps Program Bay Area logo
Serving children residing in Hillsborough and Polk Counties
813-974-0602 / 1-866-549-1740

Each child grows at an individual pace, but research shows that a child's first three years are the most important time for learning. Getting help early puts your child on the right path to learn and develop at their full potential.

hillsborough county public schools

Pre-Kindergarten Exceptional Education Program (PEEPS)

The goal of the Pre-kindergarten Exceptional Education Program ("PEEPS") is to offer early intervention to improve each child's level of functioning and enhance successful entry into Kindergarten, with appropriate supports based on individual need. Find out more about the programs and education opportunities offered by clicking on the button below.

Pre-Kindergarten Exceptional Education Program (PEEPS)

The goal of the Pre-kindergarten Exceptional Education Program ("PEEPS") is to offer early intervention to improve each child's level of functioning and enhance successful entry into Kindergarten, with appropriate supports based on individual need. Find out more about the programs and education opportunities offered by clicking on the button below.

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