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Bridgeway (formerly Oak Park School)

Programs for Students with Autism

Northwest Education Services  offers a continuum of services for students with autism spectrum disorder as well as for students with other learning challenges. Individual student needs drive each student’s educational program and is developed through the individualized educational team process. 

Northwest Education Services offers self-contained programs for students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as less restrictive environments. Some students benefit from attending one of the self-contained classrooms for students with ASD, early childhood special education classrooms or other special education programs. Most students’ needs are met in general education settings with support services designed to assist them in accessing the general education curriculum.

North Ed News - Bridgeway Update


PDF Document Safety Tips for Unsafe Behaviors at Home

PDF DocumentSchool Safety Drill Report

PDF Document 2021 Annual Education Report - Oak Park School (2019-20 School Year)


Parent/Student Resources
Special Education Parent Advisory Committee - SEPAC

Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Location: Bridgeway (main campus), East Middle School (EMS), West Senior High (WSH)

Grade Levels: Pre-K through 12th Grade at main campus (ages 3-18), typically 6th-8th EMS (ages 11-14) and 9th-12th WSH (ages 15-19)

Class Size: Average 4-6 students

Staffing: One Special Education Teacher with Autism Spectrum Disorder endorsement, minimum of two teacher assistants, occupational therapist, physical therapist, school social worker, speech and language pathologist, school psychologist, and a school nurse

Focus: Center-based program for students with disabilities who are significantly impacted by their communication, social, and sensory differences. Majority of students attending have eligibility of Autism Spectrum Disorder




Resources and Educational Opportunities

ASD Parent's Guide


AUTISM CENTER: Statewide Autism Resources and Training (START)

North Ed ASD Resource Library:

Autism Resources Check-Out Procedure
ASD Lending Library Inventory

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