Berkeley’s Focus on Teaching Kids with Autism Could Benefit the Entire District

Sheryll Holmes teaches 3rd-5th grades in an Autism Classroom at Rosa Parks Elementary School in Berkeley. Seven years ago, the Berkeley School District began for the first time to teach some of its preschoolers with autism in dedicated Autism Classrooms. The School District now has 68 students with autism and is pondering the expansion of the program into the middle school and high school levels.

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