Elementary school advice for high-functioning autistic girl
We are looking for advice on the public elementary school options for my daughter (currently in a regular second grade class in San Mateo) preferably in peninsula and south bay, but open to other areas as well. She is on the autism spectrum (high functioning) and is receiving <1 hour per week of RSP support. She is very social and can speak well, however scored low in executive functioning and short term memory in her recent evaluation. She is getting distracted in the class a lot recently and is needing multiple re-directions to complete her work. She is at grade level currently, however, her teacher mentioned she may not withstand the pace of curriculum in the next level grades. Her teacher also mentioned she can work well in small group settings and can do well if someone can redirect her during work. So far, she likes to going to school and made friends in school. I have a feeling that school district may suggest her a special day class next year. Other parents are suggesting to find other alternatives instead of spending energy fighting with the school district. She may be little advanced for a special day class and am worried that she may not take the SDC placement well. I researched some related posts on BPN which have some good recommendations on private schools, but unfortunately cannot afford a private school. Willing to move anywhere within the Bay Area to help my daughter.
Your advice is greatly appreciated.