Local school selected as Autism Training Site


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Black Mountain Elementary School Principal Bonnie LeFevers and her staff have been selected for the Autism Training Site Process.

This is the second year in a row for a school from the Harlan County School District to be selected. Cumberland Elementary School participated last year.

“We can now truly say we will be much more prepared to serve children with autism than most school systems,” said Eric Bowling, director of special education.

“This will provide our staff with expertise for working with students affected by autism and also will offer resources to the school, home and community.”

The Kentucky Autism Training Center from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville has assigned a field training coordinator to Black Mountain. Initial orientation training is being scheduled and follow up technical assistance will be provided.

“The Kentucky Autism Training Center looks forward to supporting your efforts to learn more about how to meet the needs of our students with autism,” said, R. Larry Taylor, executive director.

LeFevers said, “Teachers at Black Mountain Elementary School strive to meet the needs of all students. This will allow us the opportunity to work with those students on a more proficient level.”

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