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Welcome to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) web page of the Orange County Public School District. The autism spectrum encompasses a broad range of learners with specialized needs. Orange County Public Schools has an array of educational services to ensure that students on the ASD spectrum receive their education with their peers without disabilities, in the educational placement most appropriate for their individualized needs. Students on the ASD spectrum are expected to access, participate and make progress in the standards-based general education curriculum. Every effort is made to educate students in their home school, alongside their peers without disabilities, however, the educational setting is ultimately determined by the IEP team based on careful, individualized analysis of student needs.

Goals for this site are to provide:

  • Current information about OCPS' educational services for students on the spectrum.

  • Links to helpful school district, community, state, and national resources for parents and educators.

  • Answers to frequently asked questions about ASD and OCPS.

Web Resources

Autism Speaks

Autism Society of Greater Orlando

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Center for the study of Autism

Council for Exceptional Children

Dan Marino Foundation

Assistive Technology Education Network (ATEN)

Florida Inclusion Network (FIN)

OCPS Early Intervention Services


Special Olympics




Autism Internet Modules

Resources for Families

The Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Family Resource Notebook

Resources for Families