I have twin boys who had a great kindergarten experience last year thanks to the Citywide Autism Program (CAP). This year, Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is not providing families of incoming kindergarteners the option of attending CAP, nor is the district providing the necessary support for these students at their community schools. I am one of the growing group of autism parents that is very concerned about this development and the district’s troubling lack of transparency about it.
You can read my recent commentary about the situation here.
We are reaching out to as many affected MPS families as possible. This Thursday (7.30.15), our parent coalition, Children’s Autism Rights Minneapolis (ChARM), is hosting a potluck gathering for all MPS autism families. We’d love to see you there! Please join us to meet other autism families and find out how we’re all affected by these changes. More info on this event here.
If you can’t attend, you can find out more about us and this issue at http://charmmpls.org/.