Academy School District 20 Preschool - Autism Special Services
Welcome to ASD20's Preschool Autism Services page!
The following information and resources are offered for your convenience. Please note that ASD20 does not endorse any specific resource, therapy, agency, or professional.
My name is Lisa Shurgot, and I am the Autism Specialist for ASD20's Early Childhood/Preschool programs. I have been a speech/language pathologist for 25 years and have been on Academy District 20's autism team for the past 5 years. I love working with all students and families and strongly believe that early intervention does make a difference in the life of a child. I am passionate about my role as an autism specialist and look forward to working with all students and families.
Websites for additional information and ideas for supporting children:
Autism Speaks - Official Site
Are you looking to learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.
The Autism Center at OCALI serves as a clearinghouse for information on research, resources, and trends to address the autism challenge. Information can be found through this link.
Strategies in Action - Many Faces of Autism is a free introduction to ASD
OCALI - Autism Center