We offer a highly specialized program for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders. Instructional methods are based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a special focus on Verbal Behavior Training. The program emphasizes the development of functional communication skills as well as appropriate social, play, self-help, and academic skills. With a focus on the generalization of skills, we employ both intensive teaching and natural environment teaching strategies. Highly individualized attention is given to the factors that motivate each child, thus creating a positive and fun learning environment.
Multiply Disabled Program
For children with global developmental delays we offer a specialized program that delivers one-on-one staff attention in an environment tailored to meet the unique sensory, cognitive, movement, and medical needs of each individual child. Theme oriented activities are designed to both increase visual, spatial, and auditory awareness as well as decrease tactile and/or other sensory defensiveness. This classroom actively employs a multidisciplinary approach employing the expertise and compassion of a Certified Special Education Teacher, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, School Psychologists, and an RN and LPN.
Head Start - Integrated Program
We have two Integrated Classrooms that serve 20 children each. In each classroom there are 11 typically developing children and 9 that have some identified disability. The identified children do not have to meet Head Start eligibility criteria. Each classroom is staffed by a Certified Special Education Teacher, a Head Start Teacher and two classroom aides.
This program offers wonderful educational experiences to many of our children who are ready to transition into more typical instructional settings.