New initiative targets autism in Suffolk

The Autism News | English By Hattie Brown Garrow | The Virginian-Pilot Lynette Carruth motioned to a place in her classroom where she hoped to set up the “comfy corner” – a quiet spot for students to rest against bean bag chairs and fluffy pillows if they need to “decompress.” On the floor, colored construction paper shapes will show students where to stand when they line up to leave the class. Carruth spent last week transforming her classroom at Nansemond Parkway Elementary School into an environment where young children with autism-related challenges and sensitivities can thrive. It’s part of a school division shift to better serve students with this developmental disability

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New initiative targets autism in Suffolk

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