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Description of Program
Provides an environment where students with autism spectrum disorders can learn the lessons that are necessary for a transition into adulthood. Students with autism thrive when education is creatively tailored to individual learning styles and the environment is responsive to sensory differences.
In addition to the universal interventions and supports offered in Tier I, the autism support education program provides:
Implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis strategies
Specially designed classrooms with an 8:2 student/staff ratio
A program philosophy that emphasizes positive social skill development woven throughout the entire school day
Consultation and trainings including on site supervision from Glade Run’s Director of Autism and Rebecca Klaw, a nationally recognized expert in the field of autism
A full time master’s level Autism Behavioral Specialist who provides observational assessments, compiles weekly behavior data, and develops autism-specific behavior interventions
Sensory exploration provided in a state of art sensory room designed to expose students to various sensory stimuli. Activities strengthen, balance and develop the central nervous system’s processing of sensory stimuli
Gross motor room focusing on the strengthening of proprioception and vestibular skills through movement activities
A model apartment with full kitchen and laundry facilities for experiential life learning as well as ongoing opportunities for students to assist with preparing small, social meals promoting skill development in activities of daily living
A therapeutic animal program which integrates social skills, self-confidence, and responsibility
A therapeutic horticulture program that is used for hands-on science and math activities as well as developing recreational, vocational, and job-related skills.