Connie Mattison

Hi! Welcome to the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) website at Marcy Open School.

I have taught in the City Wide Autism Program in Minneapolis since 1993.  I worked at Ramsey International Fine Arts center for 15 years. I started working Marcy school fall of 2009.

I believe parents know their children best and I am a strong advocate for parent involvement. I believe all children can learn and that gentle teaching is the key along with clear and consistent expectations. I believe in flexibility as well. Children with Autism can vary on a daily basis depending on several factors and as the teacher I need to vary my teaching strategies.


Room 117 Schedule:

All students are mainstreamed into their grade level classrooms based on their Individual Education Plans and their own unique needs.  Students in the ASD program are included in activities throughout their school day. I do have a schedule in room 117 which we follow when students are pulled out of classrooms. Some students access the resource room for motor/snack breaks, social skills groups, one to one instructional time, speech or occupational therapy.