Social Communication

Social Communication Difficulties/Resources

What If I'm Concerned About My Child's Social Development?

Social Communication Development:

What is Autism?

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges.  There is often nothing about how people and ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people. Screening and Diagnosis
  • The Autism Navigator is a unique collection of web-based tools and courses developed to bridge the gap between science and effective evidence-based practice.
  • Signs & Symptoms of Autism
  • First Words Project: Online Autism Screening and Resources
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the the brain.  Scientists do not know yet exactly what causes these differences for most people with ASD. What is Autism?

Resources for children with Autism

  • Knowledge is power, particularly in the days after an autism diagnosis. The Autism Speaks 100 Day Kit helps families of children ages four and under make the best possible use of the 100 days following the diagnosis.  

ADA & Accessibility

Our School Strives To Ensure Our Website Is Accessible To All Our Visitors 

Washtenaw ISD is committed to providing a website that is fully accessible and we are currently in the process of developing a new website to better meet the needs of our customers. Our new website will include improvements to ADA compliance and accessibility, and during this transition, we remain committed to maintaining our existing website's accessibility and usability. 

ADA Compliance

Non Discrimination

It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.

Non Discrimination Information

Title IX Coordinator ADA and Title IX Coordinator
Brian Marcel
Associate Superintendent
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1402
Cassandra Harmon-Higgins
Executive Director, HR & Legal Services
1819 S. Wagner Road 
Ann Arbor, MI  48103
(734) 994-8100 ext. 1311