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Introduction: • Number of children with autism and related disorders has been growing in Vermont in the last ten years. • Puppets in Education, Inc (PiE) recently added a new program Friend 2 Friend Programs-Vermont (F2F), that will work with grades K?8 to educate students and teachers about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). • Goal is to promote understanding, acceptance, empathy and mutual friendships between children with ASD or other social communication disorders • Students from the University of Vermont College of Medicine partnered with PiE to evaluate the current needs of the community, determining what information would be most useful in the F2F program.


Stephen Contompasis, MD, University of Vermont College of Medicine

Deb W. Lyons, Puppets in Education, Inc.


Kids on the Block - Vermont


Health Communication and Health Information Technology

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Assessing the Current State and Potential Needs of the Community for Autism Spectrum Awareness in the Classroom