Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Photo of student with autism
Photo of student with autism

According to the Autism Society of Minnesota (AUSM), autism is a complex, lifelong disability that affects social interaction, the ability to communicate ideas and feelings, imagination, self-regulation, and the ability to establish relationships with others. At 916, we know first-hand that people with autism can overcome these challenges to learn, grow, and thrive.

Northeast Metro 916 supports students with autism in all of our general and special education programs, including alternative schools, care and treatment programs, and the Career and Technical Center.

We also support member districts with professional development, equipment, and other resources so they can meet the needs of students in their local schools.

Click here for the referral form for Itinerant and Related Services.


Students who require the highest level of services for their autism learn in one of our federal setting IV schools. Currently, enrollment in these schools is limited to students from one of our 13 member districts.


We offer many services that support students with autism, including: