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Mulvane School District USD 263

Special Education


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Autism Team

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Supporting students, family, and staff on the educational journey


The USD#263 Autism Interdisciplinary Team (AIT) was formed in response to the growing incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).  About 1 in 68 children are identified with ASD according to estimates from CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network. Autism is a group of complex developmental neurological disorders.  The main developmental areas it may affect include communication, socialization, and behavior.

The AIT members have been extensively trained through the Kansas Technical Assistance System Network.  Their mission is to support Kansas school districts in building local capacity to serve students with diverse learning needs through results based professional development training and technical assistance.



Services Provided….



The team will work within the MTSS process to provide staff with research-based intervention strategies.  


The team will complete screenings to determine if there is a need for additional support services. 

Educational Identification

      The team will utilize assessment/diagnostic tools to assist in educational placement and appropriate services.  

Parent Support and Information

The team will provide informational meetings for families to help address school, home, and community needs. 

Community Resources


Referral Process….

      General Education Students

       Referred through the general education support team

       Special Education Students

       Referred by the IEP case manager following consultation with the IEP   team

        Parent Concerns



USD#263 Autism Interdisciplinary Team

Jodie Copeland-Baker, M. Ed

Special Education Coordinator

Administrator Contact

USD #263 Central Office 777-1102



Candice M. Anderson, Ed. S.

School Psychologist,

Mulvane Primary School 777-0151



Kirsten Lyman, LMSW

Social Worker

Mulvane Middle School 316-777-2022

Mulvane High School 316-777-1183



Marah Bossard, MA CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Munson Primary School 316-777-0151