NestCon is a conference for teachers and administrators, clinicians and therapists, parents and family members, autism professionals and self-advocates interested in creating inclusive school environments, learning innovative ways to work with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and looking to connect with experts in the field.
NESTCON 2018 Highlights
With presentations from top educators and researchers in the field, introductions to the ASD Nest model from support staff at NYU, and breakout sessions on policy and practical applications, NestCon 2018 helped to spread the word about best practices in autism and inclusive education with educators, parents, and school and district administrators around the country and around the world!
The ASD Nest Support Project at NYU helps community schools implement the ASD Nest Model and build the capacity to support students with ASD in community schools through training, professional development, and on-site consultation for teachers, therapists, and administrators. In 2003, NYU helped the New York City Department of Education implement the model in one school in Brooklyn, NY, and by 2017 the ASD Nest Support Project had expanded to support over 1,200 K-12 children with ASD in 43 schools across New York City. Last year, the ASD Nest Support Project expanded its operations beyond New York City to Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, and Nest will soon expand to other Danish schools and districts. This year, with the encouragement of the New York State Department of Education, Nest is increasing its capacity to serve other school districts in New York State and beyond.
The ASD Nest Support Project is grateful for the continued support of the New York City Department of Education, NYU Steinhardt's School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools.