AEA expertise supports children with autism, impacts lives

April is National Autism Awareness Month. All of Iowa’s Area Education Agencies employ certified staff members who specialize in supporting children and students with autism spectrum disorders, their families and the classroom teachers who work with them. This edition of Impacting Lives provides examples of AEA expertise for supporting autism as well as other topics that include Iowa AEA Online, curriculum instruction and technology support. Find the Impacting Lives blog at

  • AEA ‘Angel’ Gave Hope to Family Living with Autism
  • Oscar’s Story: Supporting a Child with Autism
  • Northwest AEA Employees Present Research at International Autism Conference
  • Learning with the Resources of Iowa AEA Online
  • AEA Social Workers Serve as Link Between Families and Schools
  • My Ears Help Me Read: The Important Role of AEA Audiology Staff
  • Training Aims to Increase Teachers’ Skills in Literacy Instruction
  • How Putting Laptops in Student Hands is Changing Education Today
  • Grant Wood AEA Launches iPad Project
  • Capturing Student Interest through the Use of Virtual Reality


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