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Feeling Stuck? Ideas for the Middle School Years


If your child on the autism spectrum is in Middle School and has been diagnosed for a while, you may be looking for what to do next. The suggestions below are written on the assumptions that your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan and, if you live in Pennsylvania, that you have obtained Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services (BHRS) through Medical Assistance (MA) or through your private health plan and are comfortable with how that is going. So what else can you consider to help your child?

Still want more ideas? If you live in the Greater Philadelphia Area, consider attending a Next Steps into Adolescence workshop or REACH for the Future, hosted by the Center for Autism Research and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

The Center for Autism Research and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia do not endorse or recommend any specific person or organization or form of treatment. The information included within the CAR Autism Roadmap™ and CAR Resource Directory™ should not be considered medical advice and should serve only as a guide to resources publicly and privately available. Choosing a treatment, course of action, and/or a resource is a personal decision, which should take into account each individual's and family's particular circumstances.