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Autism Resources

The Benton-Stearns Education District uses a wide variety of methods in determining successful programming for students with Autism.  

Programming for Students With Autism

  • Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programming

  • STARS (Structured Teaching and Related Strategies) programs


  • Birth to age 21

  • Significant impairment in reciprocal social interaction (for developmental level).

  • Significant impairment in verbal and nonverbal communication (for developmental level).

  • Restricted repertoire of activities and interests.

  • Apparent sensory dysfunction as evidenced by under-or-over-responsiveness to touch, light, sound, or pain.

  • Uneven acquisition of skills and difficulty integrating and generalizing acquired skills.

  • Repetitive, self-stimulatory behaviors including obsessive-compulsive behaviors and ritualistic behaviors.


Contact Information

Alicia Jepsen, Executive Director


For more information about Autism Spectrum Disorders, check out:

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