High schools for autistic/ Asperger girls

Hi - my daughter is a very bright autistic / ADD 8th grader who does well academically in a public middle school despite exec functioning challenges. Socially she has difficult time. We’re considering Orion, Maybeck, Orinda and Stern.  I’d love advice and/or to speak to someone who has gone through this process. Thank you! 

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Having a similar kid who started at Orinda Academy and is now at Sterne, I would advise looking very closely at how the schools you are considering foster both social and academic growth for their students. All the schools you mention offer smaller class sizes—look more closely at the executive function support they provide. Consider the structure of extracurricular and social activities at the various schools and how that would work for your child. If they struggle socially, sometimes more structure is better.