Ensuring a Great Start to Kindergarten for Kids with ASD



Ensuring a Great Start to Kindergarten for Kids with ASD


When a child with autism transitions from preschool to kindergarten, it involves more than a new backpack and pencils. It is a major milestone for your child and for your family. Helping your child prepare for and thrive in kindergarten is possible with research and a strong understanding of your child's academic, social and emotional needs.


  • Learn crucial components to a smooth transition into Kindergarten
  • Make a plan for parent/teacher communication
  • Discover how the child’s team can support his/her social, emotional, and behavioral needs
  • Gain confidence as an effective advocate



Maggie Oliver HeadshotMaggie Oliver, M.Ed.
Intervention Specialist, Akron Public Schools
Author, Kindergarten and ASD: How to Get the Best Possible Experience for Your Child

Maggie Oliver is a special education teacher for Akron Public Schools and an author and columnist on the topic of educating students with autism. When a close relative was diagnosed with autism at age three, Oliver delved into all available resources to learn how to support this child. She realized that she needed both information and inspiration. That is what Oliver offers as she joins with parents, educators, and community professionals to create the supports every child needs to fully experience life in all stages. 




If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist via email here or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1. 




About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission --to improve the lives of all affected by autism.

ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities.  OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.

Event Details

Event Start Date 08-25-2021 7:00 pm
Event End Date 08-25-2021 8:00 pm
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