SPECIALIZED PLANS FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL
Education and Therapy Alternatives for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Based on research and other successful Autism schools (i.e. The Joshua School, Temple Grandin School), Sense-Ability is modeling our school after these and other successful schools in various states. The structure begins with a head special education certified teacher, with one-on-one classroom assistants trained in working with autistic individuals and Applied Behavior Analysis, as well as in sensory applications program of the American Institute of Sensory Ladder Education (AISLE). Classrooms will be limited to four students, placed according to sensory, behavioral and/or social development. In addition to academic curriculum, our school will implement life skills training (i.e. hygiene, safety, self-care, personal finances, nutrition, and meal preparation), social thinking skills, self-regulation, and emotional regulation. We will also offer classes for woodworking, sewing, music, art, dance, drama, etc.
1. Academic Curriculum
The structure begins with a head special education certified teacher, with one-one-one classroom assistants trained in working with autistic individuals, Applied Behavior Analysis, and the sensory applications program American Institute of Sensory Ladder Education (AISLE).
Classrooms are limited to four students, placed according to sensory, behavioral and/or social development.
2. Life Skills Training
Hygiene, safety, self-care, personal finances, nutrition, and meal preparation are examples of the life skills training Sense-Ability will implement in its curriculum.
3. Social Skills & Emotional Regulation
Sense-Ability board members and staff believe that an environment which will tend to the specialized needs of each child is the way to guide that child to having satisfaction, confidence, and motivation for learning and growing in their unique development.
The goal of our school asks this question: "What is the real need that this child has? Is it in communications, social, sensory, emotional, academic, or a combination?"
We seek to answer those needs as best we can, working with parents, families, other therapies, and the latest research on neurodevelopmental processes.
Our core curriculum is tailored to be paced at their academic level in all subjects, along with addressing other, equally important areas of social, physical, speech, emotional, basic life skills functioning, and recreational areas.