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Alternative Grading Can Support HS Students on the Spectrum Who Want to Pursue STEM in College

IEPs, grading, autism, and looking ahead to the college transition. Thaddeus Campbell and HS Social Worker Matthew Morse discuss how an IEP can allow the use of alternative grading systems. Alternative grading systems are used to support student growth in key skills for those on the autism spectrum—skills that they’ll need to pursue a STEM path in college.

Has your student had success with an alternative grading system, or do you have questions for Thaddeus or Matthew? Let us know in the comments. You might also like Three Essential Ways to Support Your Autistic Student’s Transition to College and Five Reasons to Self-Disclose Your Autism When Going to College. For more about IEPs, click here.

 

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Thaddeus Campbell
Thaddeus Campbell is always in front of people. From television to sales to professional kickboxer and Martial Arts Instructor his professional life has revolved around relationships with other people. His earliest teachers sent home reports that he never stopped talking and not much has changed in the 40 years since. Now he is putting those skills to good use helping students parents and teachers help kids with ASD get the most out of their education.

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