We are an interdisciplinary team of specialized educators including:


Special Education Director

Special Education Coordinators

Speech Language Pathologist

School Social Worker

Special Education Teachers

Early Childhood Special Education Teachers

Infant/Toddler Specialist

School Nurse


Parent Representatives

Occupational Therapist







Informal Screenings

Formal Assessments

Classroom Interventions

Positive Behavior Supports

In-service Training

Assistance to Community Resources

Ongoing support & recommendations




Contact Flint Hills Special Education Cooperative Office to request assistance and to obtain referral forms from the Autism Interdisciplinary Team.  For ages birth to 5 years call (620) 341-2216 and for ages 5 to 21 call (620) 341-2223.



What is Autism? 

Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior.  (DSM-IV, 2012)



  • Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys

  • Autism prevalence figures are growing

  • Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.

  • Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism

  • There is no medical detection or cure for autism.

  • Information taken from www.autismspeaks.org

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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"

~ Dr. Seuss ~

Intensive Skills Classrooms
For those students with ASD who require sustained intensive supports throughout their entire school day.


Focus on teaching students skills and strategies for their social, behavioral, and language delays.


Follow the Structured Teaching Model.


Located at:

Maynard Early Childhood Center

Timmerman Elementary

Emporia Middle School

Emporia High School

Up Coming Events:

Parent Support Group






Where: Timmerman Elementary 


Why:  To provide time for families to come together and share their questions and concerns and to find answers and support from other parents who have gone, or who are going through similar experiences