NAPSEC MEMBERSHIP

DIRECTORY

 

Table of Contents

   NAPSEC Member Programs - Sections H through M

 

   Link to Geographical Distribution of NAPSEC Member Programs

 

  Link to Membership Directory A- G

  

  Link to Membership Directory N - R

 

  Link to Membership Directory S - Z

 

   Link to CASA Members - Council of Affiliated State Associations

 

   Link to Affiliate Members

 


 

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Programs are listed in alphabetical order, letters represent sections of the directory. Member Programs that have not returned their profile information do not have an entry in the directory. To visit those programs go to Visit NAPSEC Members Site where contact information is posted.


 

Sections H through M

 

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H      

The Harbour School
 

Address                                                          1277 Green Holly Drive
                                                                        Annapolis, MD 21409
                                                                        Phone:  (410) 974-4248
                                                                        Fax:      (410) 757-3722

                                                                        Web:    www.harbourschool.org  
 

Contact                                                           Dr. Linda J. Jacobs

Founded                                                         1982

Joined NAPSEC                                            1993

Disabilities Served

Anxiety disorders, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, clinical depression, language disorders, learning disabilities.

 

Program Description

Highly individualized instructional program providing social, emotional, academic, vocational, and community preparation. High level of technology. Related services include OT, speech, and clinical programs, such as theatre and studio arts and recreational education. Also includes Library of Congress trademarked village program. Strong emphasis on post-secondary education and full employment. Related services include speech and language, and clinical, occupational, and physical therapy.

 

Other Location

11257 Dolfield Boulevard, Owings Mills, MD 21117, Phone (443) 394-3760, Fax (443) 394-3765.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-21
Age at Admission - Rolling admission. Must be at least 6 years old by December 31.
I.Q. Range Served - 70-125
Program - Day, 11-month
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 200 days
Enrollment - 272
 

Admission Procedures
1. Parent meeting with Program Director

2. Review of application materials by admission team

3. Three-day visit by prospective student
 

Accreditation
Maryland State Department of Education

Funding Approval
Maryland State Department of Education, local school system, and private funding.

 


  

Hawkswood School

 

Address                                                           270 Industrial Way West

                                                                        Eatontown, NJ 07724

                                                                        Phone: (732) 542-2525

                                                                        Fax:     (732) 676-7930

                                                                        Web:   www.hawkswoodschool.net

 

Contact                                                           Vincent J. Renda, Executive Director

Founded                                                         1976

Joined NAPSEC                                            1993


Disabilities Served

Moderate to severe developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities and challenging behaviors.

 

Program Description

Hawkswood School, formerly School for Children, is a fully approved, private school in Eatontown, New Jersey, providing special education services and supports to students with disabilities.

 

Our name is inspired by the graceful red-tailed hawks that soar above the preserved forests framing our campus. Their patient, watchful nature and keen vision serve as a daily reminder to take time to notice what others might miss.

 

We provide a comprehensive, individualized education designed to allow each one of our students to become empowered, fully self-expressed, productive, and contributing members of their families and communities.

 

Our respect for the children we serve and their families is evident everywhere, and in everything we do.

 

We offer:

- Pre-K Services

- A Unique Autism Program

- Services for Students with Global Developmental Delays and Multiple Disabilities

- Services for Students with Multiple Disabilities and Challenging Behavior

- Services for Young Adolescents

- A Transition-Oriented High School Program

- Extended School Year Services

- In-home Support Services

 

Hawkswood School works in close collaboration with the Lifework Program. Lifework serves transitioning students and young adults who have completed high school, and provides opportunities for employment, and income. Lifework provides on-site training, behavioral support and advocacy for students who are employees or interns with a variety of local businesses.

 

Hawkswood School also collaborates with Family Resource Association, Inc. of Monmouth County (FRA). FRA provides an array of lifespan services and supports to children, young adults and adults with disabilities and their families designed to help them develop community connections, increase independence and empower people with disabilities to reach their greatest level of personal achievement.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - 3-20

I.Q. Range Served - All

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2, 1:3

Length of Program - 210 days

Enrollment - 150


Admission Procedures

We believe the best decisions are those made by a team - with the parents as an equal participant.

 

Students are typically referred by their local school district's Child Study Team.

 

The process of admission begins when the local public school district sends student records, including the most recent evaluations and the student's IEP. The student, parent(s) and case manager are then invited to visit Hawkswood School to observe the most appropriate class, given the student's age and social-educational needs. At Hawkswood, we never screen a student out based on school records.

 

Admission to Hawkswood is a collaborative process in which the parent, the local school district and Hawkswood staff discuss the unique needs of the student and determine how the program at Hawkswood might meet those needs. Consensus about admissions is generally reached within 24 hours.

 

Child Study Team and parent visits to see the school program are scheduled throughout the year.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

Hillcrest Educational Centers

 

Address                                                         788 South Street

                                                           Pittsfield, MA 01201
                                                                       Phone:  (413) 449-7924
                                                                       Fax:      (413) 442-4677

                                                           Web:    www.hillcresteducationalcenters.org

Contact:                                                         Gerard E. Burke, President & CEO

Founded                                                        1985
Joined NAPSEC                                           1995

Disabilities Served

Asperger's syndrome, fire-setting, autism, attention deficit disorder, behavior disorder, developmentally disabled, emotionally disturbed, juvenile offender, language impaired, learning disabled, mentally ill, traumatic brain injury, bipolar, oppositional behaviors, school adjustment disorders, aggression, hyperactivity, anxiety disorder, cognitive disorder, conduct disorder, mood disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, separation anxiety disorder, multiple disabilities, depression, physically/emotionally abused, juvenile offender, sexually abused, juvenile offender, sexually abused, Tourette's syndrome.

 

Program Description

Hillcrest Center specializes in the treatment of boys and girls with a variety of severe behavioral problems such as: aggression, self-abuse, fire setting, and sexually reactive behaviors. Clients at the Center typically are stepping down from psychiatric hospitals or laterally from other residential programs. An Intensive Treatment Unit "ITU" specializes in the treatment of boys & girls (6-18) with severe behavioral and emotional problems. The ITU may be utilizes as: 1. Crisis management for children currently in our care 2. Assessment of outside children prior to placement at one of our other programs, and; 3. Evaluation purposes (fire setter, educational, psychosexual, etc.)

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-21
Age at Admission - 18
I.Q. Range Served - 60 and above; below 60 will be considered on a case-by-case basis

Program - Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - Academic - 1:1, Residential - 1:1, Overnight - 1:2

Length of Program - 270-365
Enrollment - 103
 

Admission Procedures

To refer a child, please provide the following: psychosocial history; current psychiatric write-up (with diagnosis); current psychological evaluation; current IEP; education history, fire setting evaluation (if applicable); medical history and any information pertinent to the child's case. Once a child has been accepted to Hillcrest, acceptance letter/admissions packet will be sent to agency/legal guardian to be completed. Paperwork and interstate compact approval (if child is from out-of-state) must be received by Admissions Department prior to child's intake.

 

Accreditation 

JCAHO

 

Funding Approval

State Agencies, Counties, School Districts, Private Pay at times.

 

 


 

HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy
 

Address                                                           4400 Baltimore Avenue
                                                                        Philadelphia, PA 19104            

                                                                        Phone:  (215) 222-2566
                                                                        Fax:      (215) 222-1889

                                                                        Web:    www.hmsschool.org 
 

Contact                                                           Dr. Diane L. Gallagher, Executive Director

Founded                                                         1882

Joined NAPSEC                                            1984

 

Disabilities Served

HMS School enrolls children and youth with severe motor disabilities resulting from cerebral palsy or traumatic brain injury, or other neurologically-based disorders.  Most students have additional disabilities, including intellectual disability,  speech/language disability, need for medical support, visual or hearing impairments, learning disabilities.

 

Program Description

HMS School offers day and residential (5- and 7- day) programs for school-age children and young adults through age 21 who have severe, multiple disabilities usually resulting from cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury or other neurological impairments. The school's purpose is to provide highly individualized special education and intensive coordinated therapy; i.e., speech/language, occupational, physical, recreation, music and dance/movement therapies. Other arts activities (visual arts and theater arts) are incorporated within the school and residential activities. Children and young adults with severe, complex disabilities need to develop, learn and increase functional living skills, typically incorporating Assistive Technology in its many manifestations. HMS emphasizes use of augmentative communication aids (high- and light-tech), power mobility,  including adapted seating, computers, environmental controls and other assistive devices in the overall school and residential programs.

Transition services begin at admission when our multidisciplinary, collaborative team identifies strategies to best prepare our students for active adult lives. As a community of individuals using assistive technology, the school's programs provide motivation, peers, and competition. Functional Life Skills curriculum meets the needs of young adults in residential, social, and volunteer environments and incorporates self-advocacy and self-protection goals. Our residential program prepares students for living away from home, directing caregivers, and identifying and accessing leisure interests.

The school also provides social/emotional support, peers and role models, community participation and Extended School Year (ESY) programs for enrolled HMS students as well as for students in other programs who can benefit from an ESY-only program in the summer. On-site 24 hour nursing and medical support is provided. Costs for 1:1 aide or nurse for learning or medical support and/or ESY program (usually from the last week of June through the first week of August) are not included in established tuition rates and can be discussed.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 2-21

Age at Admission - 2-20

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day, Residential, Extended School Year

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1, 1:6

Length of Program - 10 months, Extended School Year

Enrollment - 57

 

Admission Procedures

Contact Admissions Coordinator to learn more and to arrange a tour of the school.  Submit all current educational and medical records for review by admissions committee. If appropriate, an evaluation visit will be scheduled, at which time a multi-disciplinary team will assess the applicant and make recommendations for an education and therapy program.


Accreditation
Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.


Funding Approval

Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education; California, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Virginia.

 


 

HollyDELL School

 

Address                                                          610 Hollydell Drive
                                                                        Hurffville, NJ 08080
                                                                        Phone:  (856) 582-5151
                                                                        Fax:      (856) 582-5055
                                                                        Web:    
www.hollydell.org

Contact                                                           Gracanne Ryan

Founded                                                         1951
Joined NAPSEC                                            1993

Disabilities Served
Multiple disabilities, autism, physical challenges, medical challenged, developmental delays.

Program Description

Established in 1951 by a group of caring and dedicated parents, HollyDELL (formerly the Cerebral Palsy Center of Gloucester and Salem Counties, Inc.) began as a labor of love in the garage of a Woodbury, New Jersey dentist. The goal of HollyDELL is to provide a safe, secure environment where learning is a life long process, leading to as much functional independence as possible. Our mission is based on the belief that all students need a form of mobility, a means to communicate, and access to information and the environment. We are committed to providing small class settings that provide our individuals with educational and therapeutic programs geared specifically to their abilities. Our adult programs provide the clients with opportunities to experience the diverse aspects of life through the direct involvement in the community. Our days are full of activities that incorporate cognitive, medical and physical needs in a nurturing atmosphere based on the individual's academic, therapeutic lifelong desires in a joyful and dedicated manner. Nursing services are integral to all of our programs. 

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3 through adult
Age at Admission - Varied
I.Q. Range Served - Varied

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1

Length of Program - 215 days

Enrollment - 150

 

Admission Procedures

Please contact the School Director or the Adult Programs Director for admission to one of our programs. 

 

Accreditation
N/A.

Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

Holmstead School

 

Address                                                           14 Hope Street
                                                                        Ridgewood, NJ 07450
                                                                        Phone:  (201) 447-1696
                                                                        Fax:      (201) 447-4608

Web:    www.holmstead.org
Contact                                                           Patricia G. Whitehead, Executive Director
Founded                                                         1970
Joined NAPSEC                                            1986

Disabilities Served

Adolescents with emotional disturbances.

 

Program Description

The Holmstead School provides an educational and therapeutic milieu, emphasizing innovative and flexible education for bright adolescents who need to be challenged in order to change their motivation and performance.  Students at The Holmstead School who achieve both academic success and behavioral growth are encouraged to remain in the program through their senior year.  At that time, diplomas are issued by the sending district, and certificates of completion are issued by The Holmstead School.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 13-18
Age at Admission - 13-18
I.Q. Range Served - Average and up
Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:8      
Length of Program - variable 2 - 5 years

Enrollment - 75

 

Admission Procedures
Referrals through child study team representing local public school sending district.

Accreditation
N/A.
 
Funding Approval
New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

Horizon High School

Division of Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey

 

Address                                                          71-77 Okner Parkway   
                                                                        Livingstone, NJ 07039  
                                                                        Phone:  (973) 535-1999 
                                                                        Fax:      (973) 535-1268

                                                                        Web: www.cpnj.org  

                                                                             
Contact                                                           Christopher Lynch                               
Founded                                                         1953

Joined NAPSEC                                            2004

Disabilities Served

Students with traumatic brain injury, genetic disorders, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental disorders, the autism spectrum and medically fragile


Program Description

Horizon High School is an 11.5-month program with a full day of functional learning to support the academics program based on the NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards. Breakfast and lunch programs are offered on-site based on the nutritional standards set by the State of New Jersey. Students are provided with not only the academic program, but also with physical, occupational and speech therapies services supported by an aquatic therapy program, fitness program, Yoga for students with special needs, Job Coaching to 15 off-site locations in the Essex County area and job site opportunities within the school setting. Students change classes for English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Life Skills, Visual and Performing Arts, World Culture, Dance and Drama and Adaptive Physical Education. Support Services are also offered through the Behavior Department with a Behavior Specialist, a part-time social worker, an Augmentative Communication Specialist, a Food Services Coordinator, a Durable Medical Equipment Specialist and a Nursing Department. Clinics are held throughout the year and include a Physiatrist Clinic, Pediatric Neuro-developmental Clinic, Dental Clinic, Dental Hygiene Clinic, Eye Clinic and Eye Glass Clinic. In addition to the support programs, monthly events such as a Harvest Festival, Thanksgiving Luncheon, Volleyball competition, Basketball competition, holiday dances, field day and participation in Special Olympics provide social opportunities for students. Lastly, students engage in the following clubs on a monthly basis: Yearbook, the Horizon Café (a snack restaurant), Game Club, Sensory Club, Student Council, Tech Club, Newspaper Club, Science Club and Art/Dance Club. The High School also has three wheelchair accessible vans that are used for field trips and job coach sampling. HHS has a very active Parent-Teacher-Therapy Association (PTTA) which helps with fundraising to support the program.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 14-21
Age at Admission - 14
I.Q. Range Served - All
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1
Length of Program - 210
Enrollment - 82
 

Admission Procedures

Students are admitted in the following manner: A parent or school district will call the Administrative Offices of Horizon High School to tour the program. The district sends records to the Principal. Once the files are reviewed, an Intake appointment is set up for the student, family and the district representative to come to Horizon High School for a review of the needs of the student, a formal meeting with the Principal, School Nurse, therapists and a special education teacher. The family and district case manager will discuss and answer a series of questions in order to assess what it is that the family wants and how the program can meet the student’s needs. The student is separated from the family for an observational assessment with the therapists and teacher. Once this part of the process is completed, the Intake Team meets to discuss if Horizon High School can meet the Individualized Education Plan for the student. The district is notified, a letter of acceptance and a contract are sent to the district and once transportation arrangements are made, the student starts in the program.

 

Accreditation 

Middle States Association for Schools and Colleges, Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities.                             

 

Funding Approval

Local school districts.

 


 

The Horizons School

 

Address                                                           2018 15th Avenue South   
                                                                        Birmingham, AL 35233  
                                                                        Phone:  (205) 322-6606
                                                                        Fax:      (205) 322-660

                                                                        Web: www.horizonsschool.org  

Contact                                                           Dr. Brian Geiger                                   
Founded                                                         1991

Joined NAPSEC
 

Disabilities Served

Specific learning disabilities, mild traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, high functioning autism, pervasive developmental disorder, seizure disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, language disorders and Asperger's


Program Description

Horizons offers a  postsecondary non-degree transition program for 18-26 year-olds licensed by the State of Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education.  We offer academic classes for students in the borderline to average range in personal, social and career independence skills. Students receive intensive support based on self-determination skills and practice learning in community and work settings. Students reside in an apartment building owned by the School located in an historic neighborhood and business district.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 18-40
Age at Admission - 18-26
I.Q. Range Served - 70-113
Program - Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 219 days
Enrollment - 27
 

Admission Procedures

Contact Katie Cusimano, Recruiter.  Complete and submit an application (with current testing results, academic and medical records).  Visit the school campus for an interview with the Director and Assistant Director.  Complete functional assessments, tour classrooms, neighborhood and apartment complex.

 

Accreditation 

NCASES.                               

 

Funding Approval

Private tuition, Horizons School Foundation, some vocational rehabilitation support, private scholarships.


 

Hunterdon Preparatory School
 

Address                                                           11 Spencer Lane
                                                                        Annandale, NJ 08801
                                                                        Phone:  (908) 832-7200
                                                                        Fax:      (908) 832-9772

Web: www.hunterdonprep.org

Contact:                                                          Toby Ray Loyd
Founded                                                         1975
Joined NAPSEC                                            
1984

Disabilities Served
Anxiety, depression, school avoidance, bi-polar, visual and auditory processing, ADHD, asperger's syndrome.

Program Description

The Hunterdon Preparatory School (formerly the Hunterdon Learning Center) is a private day school that has been serving NJ families for nearly 40 years. Our program combines carefully designed counseling and social learning experiences with innovative academic, music, arts and outdoor education instruction to promote social growth and academic success. The school creates a supportive environment based on mutual respect and requires everyone to share responsibility for maintaining a healthy and safe learning community. Teachers, administrators and counselors work as a team to help students develop personal accountability and raise students' confidence in their ability to succeed.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 12-18
Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:9
Length of Program - 10 month program - 180 Days, Summer Extended School Year - 30 Days
Enrollment - 65

Admission Procedures

Students who will be attending the Hunterdon Learning Center have been recommended and referred for private school placement by the student's local school district.  It is required that the referring agency submit a complete portfolio of data and information with the application of each student it is considering for placement at the school.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 

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Illinois Center for Autism
 

Address                                                           548 South Ruby Lane
                                                                        Fairview Heights, IL 62208
                                                                        Phone:  (618) 398-7500
                                                                        Fax:      (618) 394-9869

                                                                        Web:    www.illinoiscenterforautism.org
 

Contact                                                           Susan Szekely
Founded                                                         1977
Joined NAPSEC                                            
1984

Disabilities Served
Autism.

 

Program Description

The Illinois Center for Autism (ICA) is a non-profit community-based mental health treatment and educational center dedicated to serving persons with autism.  Referrals are made through local school districts, hospitals, regional special education centers, and doctors.  The ICA is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities.


The ICA provides the following services: behavior modification therapy; Art Therapy; Music Therapy; Adaptive Physical Education; simultaneous language therapy; speech therapy; individualized rehabilitation programs; parent/family services; and case coordination.  Training in behavior modification and sign language is provided for all ICA staff, parents, paraprofessionals, and professionals in the mental health/education field.  Transitional Employ­ment training is provided for all clients aged 14 and over.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - All ranges
Program - Day-Year Round
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1
Length of Program - 12 months
Enrollment - 147
 

Admission Procedures

School district fills out admission packet.  Observation of student in public school setting.  Parent/student tour and observation.  Placement in program determined by an IEP team. 


Accreditation

North Central Accreditation Association & CARF.

 

Funding Approval

Illinois State Board of Education.

 


 

Institute for Educational Achievement
 

Address                                                           381 Madison Avenue
                                                                        New Milford, NJ 07646
                                                                        Phone:  (201) 262-3287
                                                                        Fax:      (201) 262-9479

                                                                        Web: www.ieaschool.org

 

Contact                                                           Dr. Dawn B. Townsend

Founded                                                         1995

Joined NAPSEC                                            2000


Disabilities Served

Autism, pervasive developmental disorder, preschool disabilities.


Program Description

An individualized educational program that uses the technology of Applied Behavior Analysis to teach students skills in all areas to increase full participation in their families and communities.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - 3-4

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1

Length of Program - 180 – 10 month, 30-ESY

Enrollment - 28


Admission Procedures
Students selected from referral file for entry into preschool program and reviewed by admissions committee. Interested parties should forward diagnosis information/reports, and a letter requesting placement.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 
Ivymount School & Programs


Address                                                         
11614 Seven Locks Road
                                                                        Rockville, MD 20854
                                                                        Phone:  (301) 469-0223
                                                                        Fax:      (301) 469-0778

                                                                        Web:    www.ivymount.org 
 

Contact                                                           Janet L. Wintrol
Founded                                                         1961
Joined NAPSEC                                            1985

Disabilities Served
Autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, other health impairments, and speech or language impairments.

Program Description

The Ivymount School and programs provides school and community-based services for children and young adults with special needs from throughout the Washington  metropolitan area. The school programs serves more than 200 students, ages 4-21, with speech and language impairments, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, health impairments and autism spectrum disorders. Ivymount Outreach Programs serve students, teachers and parents to support children with learning and developmental challenges in the community through assessments, consultation, program development and professional education. The goal in all of the programs is to help children and young adults achieve their highest level of development and independence to live with dignity and self-respect. Ivymount School has been twice recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education . In 2011, Ivymount celebrated its fiftieth anniversary.

 

Multiple Learning Needs Program (nongraded): The Multiple Learning Needs Program serves students with autism, intellectual disabilities, multiple disabilities and other health impairments. The program consists of a  Lower/Middle Division (students ages 4-14) and an Upper Division consisting of High School (students ages 14-18). The school provides therapeutic, academic, social, and pragmatic skills programming depending on the ages and learning needs of the students. A student's IEP determines the level of supports and modifications necessary to provide the student access to the general education curriculum of the local school system and the Maryland State Curriculum. Career development is embedded in the educational program. The student's IEP determines the student's level of participation in statewide assessments. Students receive related services (speech/language, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and counseling) as determined by the IEP. An Assistive Technology Team works with classrooms providing services to students and families and training to staff. A Behavior Services Team works with students who demonstrate interfering behaviors by conducting functional assessments, developing individualized behavior plans, conducting staff training, and monitoring student progress. Art, music, adapted physical education, library, and computer lab are offered to all classes.

 

Post High School Program (nongraded): The Post High School Program is a community focused, life skills program that prepares students ages 18-21 for a successful transition from school to employment and adult life. Students work at community jobsites which provide them with challenging opportunities to acquire and utilize life skills in practical ways, as well as accessing program and educational support in the young adult education learning center ("Annex") and the school. The Post High School Program is designed to allow students to match their abilities and interests with community job placements, leading to productive and independent futures. Students acquire pragmatic educational skills, basic and advanced social skills, positive work attitudes and constructive behaviors that will ensure their successful transitions. A student's IEP determines the level of supports and modifications necessary to provide the student access to the general education curriculum of the local school system and the Maryland State Curriculum. Students exiting the Post High School at age 21 receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

Autism Program (nongraded): The Ivymount School Autism Program serves students, ages 4 to 21, through the use of evidenced based practices. Applied Behavior Analysis, systematic teaching, and data-based programming are utilized across language rich environments including the classroom, school, and community. A student's IEP identifies the services, supports, and modification that are necessary for the student to access instruction. The Autism Program provides a functional life skills curriculum designed to teach the skills necessary to live, work, and engage in recreational activities in the community. The curriculum combines access to the general education curriculum of the local school system and the Maryland State Curriculum along with explicit and systematic instruction in functional life skills, which are critical for students with autism. Students receive instruction across a variety of content areas, including functional academics, social skills, family and consumer science, human growth and development, vocational training, school and community independence, personal management, activities of daily living, and recreation and leisure. Each student's curriculum and daily schedule is individualized to focus on the specific content areas and skills where he or she demonstrates need. Instruction occurs in one-to-one, two-to-one, and small group settings based on the individual needs of the student and the instructional content. A technology rich environment facilitates access to the curriculum and supports a dynamic and interactive learning environment. Speech and language therapy and occupational therapy are delivered through a consultative model resulting in embedded instruction of language, communication, motor, and social skills objectives throughout the school day in a variety of natural settings and contexts. Other related services are provided as determined by the student's IEP. Functional Assessment and best practice procedures (e.g. preference assessments, data based decision making) are used as needed to replace and reduce student's maladaptive behaviors. As appropriate, students participate in physical education, library, art, and computer classes. Program staff collaborate with families to generalize instruction to the home and community settings. The student's IEP determines the student's level of participation in statewide assessments. Students exiting the program at age 21 receive a Certificate of Completion.

 

Elementary (Kindergarten - Grade 8) and Secondary Graded Programs (Grades 9-12): These programs serve students ages 5 through 21 in Kindergarten through Grade 12 with a primary diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, other health impairments, specific learning disability, or speech or language impairment. Included in the programs is the Model Asperger's Program servicing students who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder, are average or above intelligence, and who may have a deficit in social cognition and academic performance.

 

Elementary Program: Ivymount offers an elementary program, Kindergarten-Grade 8, which provides small, structured learning environments incorporating academic and social skills programming to meet a student's individual learning needs and prepare him/her to transition to a less restrictive environment. The program incorporates the general education curriculum (Maryland State Curriculum) and social skills programs so that students master their individual annual academic, life skills and social/emotional goals. Career development is embedded in the curriculum and assistive technology is incorporated as indicated for each student. Related services are provided as required by a student's IEP. The student's IEP determines his/her level of participation in statewide assessments.  

 

Secondary Program: The Secondary program, grades 9-12, provides a comprehensive academic program for students seeking a high school diploma. Students earn credits to meet the graduation requirements of the state and local school system. The academic program is based on the Maryland State Curriculum and the general education curriculum of the local school system. Career and technology education is part of the curriculum to aid students in developing academic, career, and employment skills that support their post-secondary transition goals. The program incorporates a social skills curriculum to enable students to access the curriculum, support post-secondary goals, and work towards transitioning to a less restrictive learning environment. The student's IEP determines his/her level of participation in statewide assessments. Related services are provided as determined by the student's IEP. Assistive technology is incorporated as indicated for each student.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 4-21
Age at Admission - 4-
21

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3 Basic Program, 1:3 Asperger’s Program, 1:1 Autism Program

Length of Program - 200 days

Enrollment - 225
  

Admission Procedures

Rolling admissions, contact admissions staff for process, (301) 469-0223.

 

Accreditation

N/A.


Funding Approval 

State education agency.

 

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JCC Therapeutic Nursery

 

Address                                                           411 East Clinton Avenue

                                                                        Tenafly, NJ 07670

                                                                        Phone:  (201) 408-1497

                                                                        Fax:      (201) 569-7448

                                                                        Web:    www.jccotp.org/tn

 

Contact                                                           Dr. Lois Mendelson

Founded                                                         1978

Joined NAPSEC                                            1999

 

Disabilities Served

language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, ADHD or high functioning autism.

 

Program Description

The JCC Therapeutic Nursery is a unique program for bright preschool children with special needs. It is a non-sectarian, New Jersey state licensed special education preschool program. We serve children ages 2–5 years old that have a variety of developmental problems including language disorders, emotional disturbances (including selective mutism), learning disabilities, ADHD or high functioning autism. The program is a parent-child model and the curriculum is developmental and communication based. It focuses on communicative language, self-management help skills, emotional growth, socialization and behavioral management. Speech-Language, Occupational and Play Therapy are offered. Also included are parent counseling and a parent support group. Our intensive social skills curriculum prepares our students to participate successfully, as they become ready, in mainstream settings at school, at home, and in the larger community. We also offer a Mommy & Me Toddler Socialization Group for 2-3 year olds with delays in language acquisition or socialization. Students may enter the program anytime during the school year with Director’s approval. 

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 2-5

Age at Admission - 2-5

I.Q. Range Served - High Functioning

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2

L                                                                      Length of Program - 210

Enrollment - 18

 

Admission Procedures          

Referrals to the Therapeutic Nursery come from physicians, psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, nursery schools, early intervention programs or child study teams. Parents may contact us directly for an intake appointment. JCC membership is NOT required for this program.

 

The child is screened by nursery staff in the proposed classroom. If it is agreed by all that this is an appropriate placement, the child can be enrolled.

 

Accreditation

Licensed Program through the New Jersey Department of Children and Families - Member of ASAH of New Jersey.

 

Funding Approval

Approved receiving school for local school districts by the New Jersey Department of Education. 

 

Please call for further information.

 


 
The Jefferson School


Address                                                         
 2940 Point Rocks                                                                         Jefferson, MD 21755
                                                                        Phone:  (240) 315-0200
                                                                        Fax:      (240) 315-0445
                                                                        Web:    www.thejeffersonschool.org
 

Contact                                                           Sharon Ross
Founded                                                         1996
Joined NAPSEC                                            1997                                       
 

Disabilities Served
The Jefferson School is a Type I full day, partial day and residential Special Education and related services program for students with emotional disturbance.

 

Program Description

The Jefferson School is a Type I full day, partial day and residential Special Education and related services program for students with emotional disturbance in an Elementary School (Grades 6 through 8), a Secondary School (Grades 9 through 12), a Non-graded (Ages 14 through 21) educational program, and a Type I General Education program for students in an Elementary School (Grades 6 through 8) and a Secondary School (Grades 9 through 12).

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 12-21

Age at Admission - 11-18

I.Q. Range - Must be greater than 50

Program - Day, Residential

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4

Length of Program - 214 Days

Enrollment - 64

 

Admission Procedures

All referrals are processed without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The Jefferson School accepts male and female students who demonstrate a capacity to benefit from the educational and therapeutic services offered. The Jefferson School serves students ages 11-21in grades 6 through 12. The Jefferson School distributes these admission criteria to local school systems on an annual basis. Students are, for the most part, identified as educationally disabled with the primary disability of emotional disturbance. The Jefferson School will admit students whose emotional problems and subsequent behaviors have affected their ability to benefit from education. Typically, The Jefferson School admits students who have difficulties remaining on task, getting along with peers and adults, and controlling their impulses. The Jefferson School does not accept students who are actively involved with illicit drugs and/or alcohol. The school will serve students who meet the following criteria:
1. While there are no geographic restrictions, students from the Western Maryland region (Frederick, Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties) will be given first priority;


2. Males and females who are eleven years of age through age twenty-one may be admitted with specific age ranges noted for the various programs;


3. Students must be U.S. citizens, or must be in possession of a current and valid green card or passport;


4. Students should have the intellectual and the physical capacity to participate in the social, recreational and educational programs. Students admitted to The Jefferson School should be able to benefit from the academic program which is designed to serve students with academic abilities ranging from grade six through grade twelve. Children of borderline intelligence whose potential for higher functioning that has been compromised by their emotional state maybe accepted. Deviation from these criteria must be approved by the Medical Director who will document the rationale in the student’s clinical record;


5. Students will be considered for admission whose behaviors have significantly affected their ability to benefit from less restrictive educational settings;


6. Students will be considered for admission whose academic performance and ability to profit from instruction has been significantly affected by their behavior;


7. Students must be approved or in the process of approval by the LEA for full day special education services (for our day school program). (Residential students- without such approval must have a commitment to fund the educational component of the program by the referring agency in writing upon admission);


8. Families of students must be willing and accessible to participate in treatment and the discharge planning program. In those cases where there is no family or where the student is under agency guardianship, there must be an agreed upon commitment of the agency to be actively involved in the students ongoing care and education, as well as discharge planning for placement;


9. Admission will generally not be considered for students who at the time of referral and/or admission: (a) are in acute stages of suicidal or psychotic behavior or need detoxification from chemical intoxication/addiction; (b) have a history of repeated violence or have utilized a weapon, or (c) have a sole diagnosis of a developmental disability, brain damage, or autism. The admissions team will consider admission on a case-by-case basis.


The following behaviors may prevent a student from being admitted to The Jefferson School:
1. Primary diagnosis of substance abuse;
2. Fire setting;

3. Recent charges involving use of a weapon (1 year).

  

Accreditation
JCAHO
 

Funding Approval

Maryland Partners for Medical Assistance, LEA/SEA for Education Tuition, Human Service Agencies, and private insurance.

 


 
The Jefferson School at Finan Center


Address                                               
10102 Country Club Road, SE
                                                              PO Box 1722

                                                              Cumberland, MD 21502
                                                              Phone:  (301) 777-2258

                                                              Fax:      (301) 777-2066

                                                              Web:    www.thejeffersonschool.org
 

Contact                                               

Founded                                              1999
Joined NAPSEC                                 2008                                       
 

Disabilities Served
The Jefferson School at Finan Center provides full day general and special education and related services for students with emotional disability and autism spectrum disorder who are in need of a high level of structure with extensive, intensive support services.

 

Program Description

The Jefferson School at Finan Center offers a co-educational, Type I, full day, general  and special education and related services program for students with emotional disability and autism in Kindergarten, Elementary School (Grades one through eight) and Secondary School (Grades nine through twelve) and a Non-graded program (Ages five through Twenty-one).

The purpose of The Jefferson School at Finan Center is to provide therapeutic, co-educational programs and support services through a sequential curriculum of studies, utilizing Maryland’s College and Career-Ready Standards, the Syracuse Community – Referenced Curriculum and/or Allegany County Public School Curriculum.  Our program is designed to provide services that enable students to meet the goals of their Individualized Education Program (IEP) and their Personal Education Plan (PEP).  

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5-21

I.Q. Range - Emotional Disabilities: 70+; Autism: Varies

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:1 & 9:2

Length of Program - 214 days

Enrollment - 55

                                                                       

Admission Procedures

All referrals are processed without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  The Jefferson School at Finan Center accepts male and female students who demonstrate a capacity to benefit from the educational and therapeutic services offered.  The Jefferson School at Finan Center serves students in Kindergarten, Elementary School (Grades one through eight), and Secondary School (Grades nine through twelve) and in a Non-graded Program (Ages five through twenty-one). The Jefferson School at Finan Center distributes admission criteria to local school systems on an annual basis.

Students are identified as educationally disabled with the primary disability of emotional disability or autism spectrum disorder, and may have other secondary disorders.  Students who are considered general education students are accepted at The Jefferson School at Finan Center.

Typically, The Jefferson School at Finan Center students have difficulties with self regulation, problems in their relationships with adults and peers and are often unable to accept limits from adults.  Our students’ academic performance may range from significantly below grade level, on grade level or above grade level.  Some may have multi-sensory difficulties, receptive and expressive language difficulties, cognitive impairments, poor fine and gross motor coordination, problems regulating themselves, self-stimulating behaviors and often exhibit unsafe behaviors.  These students benefit from small, proactive, structured, individualized classroom environments in a twelve month program.   All students participate in a pre-admission process to determine if our school can implement the current Individualized Education Plan (IEP), or Personal Education Plan (PEP).  The Jefferson School at Finan Center will not accept students who are actively involved with illicit drugs and/or alcohol.

1.  Students from the Western Maryland region (Washington, Allegany and Garrett counties) are primarily enrolled.

2.  Students must be U.S. citizens, or must be in possession of a current and valid residence visa or passport.

3.  Students should have the intellectual and the physical capacity to participate in the social, recreational and educational programs.  Students admitted to The Jefferson School at Finan Center should be able to benefit from the academic program which is designed to serve students with academic abilities ranging from kindergarten and grades one through grade twelve and non-graded ages five through twenty-one. Deviation from these criteria must be approved by the Medical Director who will document the rationale in the student’s clinical record.

4. Students will be considered for admission whose behaviors have educational settings.

5. Students will be considered for admission whose academic performance and ability to profit from instruction has been significantly affected by their behavior.

6. Students must be approved or in the process of approval by the LSS for full day special education services.  The referring agency must indicate, in writing, commitment to fund the educational component of the program.

7. Families of students must be willing and accessible to participate in the pre-admission interview and an active treatment and discharge planning program.  In those cases where there is no family or where the student is under agency guardianship, there must be an agreed upon commitment of the agency to be actively involved in the student’s ongoing care and education, as well as discharge planning for placement.

8. Admission will generally not be considered for students who at the time of referral and/or admission: (a) are in acute stages of suicidal or psychotic behavior or need detoxification from chemical intoxication/addiction; (b) have a history of repeated violence or have utilized a weapon.  The admissions team will consider admission on a case-by-case basis.

9. The Jefferson School at Finan Center does not discriminate in its
admission policies or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, or ethnic origin.

10. Students must have a primary disability as determined by the LSS’ IEP
     team of emotional disability or autism spectrum disorder or be considered a general education student.


Day School/Treatment Program

The following behaviors may prevent a student from being admitted to
The Jefferson School at Finan Center:

11.  Primary diagnosis of substance abuse;

12.  Fire setting;

13.  Recent charges involving use of a weapon (1 year).

 

Accreditation
 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education.

 


 

Joseph Academy

 

Address                                                          1101 Gregory

                                                                        Des Plaines, IL 60016

                                                                        Phone:  (847) 803-1930

                                                                        Fax:      (847) 803-8669

                                                                        Web:    www.josephacademy.org

 

Contact                                                           Michael Schack

Founded                                                         1983

Joined NAPSEC                                            1990


Disabilities Served

Children and Teens and Young adults with severe emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.  Also serving students with Other-Health Impairments, Autism and Mild Hearing Loss.

 

Program Description

 

Motivational System
The reinforcement of positive student behavior is achieved through the motivation system, which is divided into five levels of advancement. Points must be earned to advance from one level to the next, and with each new level, students gain responsibilities. Students are awarded points every day for academic work and good behavior. They can lose points as well for inappropriate actions. With accumulated points, student buy items from the school store or earn privileges.

Within the Level System, Joseph Academy utilizes a point system based on the Boys Town model. The point system is the foundation for determining movement between the five (5) levels. As with the Level System, the goal is to effect behavioral change and growth to increase the students successful participation in both the alternative and mainstream settings. The point system is a therapeutic tool that provides:

a.) A basis for establishing rapport and building relationships with student
b.) Structure and predictability
c.) Immediate reinforcement and feedback
d.) Motivation for student growth
e.) Development of internal monitoring and evaluation strategies
f.) A measurable record of student progress

  

Other Locations

Melrose Park, IL (708)345-4500

Joseph Academy in Melrose Park opened in the Fall of 2005. This program, like our others, is ISBE approved and offers small group and individual instruction to students in grades 1-8. These students have been identified as having severe emotional and learning disorders. A social worker , psychologist, consulting psychiatrist and nurse all work with a certified team of professionals to shape this environment through patience and persistence. This former Catholic school building provides the environment where children and their parents can received feedback and learn to be accountable while developing healthy relationships with a nurturing faculty.

 

Maryville Scott Nolan, Des Plaines, IL.

At Maryville Scott Nolan in Des Plaines, Joseph Academy offers an Orphanage Act School under the direction of the Maine Township Special Education Program. Here, a carefully contained therapeutic setting has been established to serve up to 30 students who have been placed in a residential treatment center. The daily therapeutic education experience consists of two or more semester credits, but also includes individual and group therapy, as well as computerized education. This therapeutic milieu is carefully designed to motivate and inspire students who have lived through many difficult life experiences. The strategy is to utilize "school" atmosphere in an effort to change their broken and angry hearts into hearts filled with joy and confidence. 

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed   

Age Range Served - 6-22  
Age at Admission - 6-21

I.Q. Range Served - 60+85-125

Program - Day with ESY, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:1

Length of Program - 206

Enrollment - 115

 

Admission Procedures

Joseph Academy is a Private, Non Profit, Therapeutic Day School that works with Chicago Area school district Special Education representatives who place students in the program.  Local school districts or social service agencies may have criteria regarding who they refer to our school. You may contact your local public school district or Joseph Academy directly to inquire about local criteria. Prior to acceptance an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must be completed along with a formal interview of the family. If you have further questions regarding your child's potential acceptance into our program, please feel free to contact us.
 

Accreditation


Funding Approval

Illinois State Board of Education. 

 


 

Judge Rotenberg Educational Center
 

Address                                                           250 Turnpike Street
                                                                        Canton, MA  02021-2341
                                                                        Phone:  (781) 828-2202  or (888) 575-9375
                                                                        Fax:      (781) 828-2804

                                                                        Web:    www.judgerc.org

 

Director                                                          Glenda Crookes                                 
Founded                                                         1971   
Joined NAPSEC                                            1990   
 

Disabilities Served

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) serves children and adults with a wide range of behavior problems, including conduct disorders, emotional problems, brain injury, or psychosis, autism and developmental disabilities. JRC often acts as a treatment program of last resort for children and adults with severe behavior disorders who are unable to be successfully treated with psychiatric drugs and other psychological treatments and for whom there is no other placement that can successfully educate and treat them. JRC does not reject individuals because of the difficulty of their behaviors or because of their diagnosis. Our goal is to impart to each individual the skills that he or she needs in order to live as happy, normal, productive a life as possible.

 

Program Description

The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center (JRC) is a special needs school in Canton, MA licensed to serve 3-adult. The program is based on a highly structured, innovative and consistent behavioral approach to education and treatment with over 42 years of successful experience.  

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-Adult
Age at Admission - Varies

I.Q. Range Served - N/A

Program - Day, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - Varies
Length of Program - 365 Days
Enrollment - 241

 

Admission Procedures

JRC has an open admissions policy throughout the school year. Applicants may be referred by any person or agency.  Information on admissions and referrals may be obtained by calling JRC’s Admissions Department (Monday through Friday, 9-5) by telephone, fax or email (listed above).

 

Accreditation
JRC is licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.


Funding Approval

State Agencies, school districts, private pay.

                                       


 

Just Kids: Early Childhood Learning Center
 

Address                                                           PO Box 12

                                                                        Longwood Road

                                                                        Middle Island, NY  11953

                                                                        Phone:  (631) 924-0008

                                                                        Fax:      (631) 924-1243

                                                                        Web: www.justkidsschool.com

 

Contact                                                          Stephen Gordon

Founded                                                        1980

Joined NAPSEC                                           1991


Disabilities Served

Autism, pervasive development disorder, down syndrome, cerebral palsy, mental retardation, visual impairments, speech impairments, emotional disturbances, hearing impairments, and medical fragility. 


Program Description

Just Kids offers a comprehensive early intervention and preschool program including a wide range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational programming in a "whole child" learning model. The program philosophy is based on the belief that all young children can learn, and that learning is best supported through play and planned learning experiences.


Program Profile

Students - Coed
Age Range Served - Birth-5
Age at Admission - Birth-5

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - N/A
Length of Program - 12 months
Enrollment - 450
 

Admission Procedures

Just Kids Diagnostic and Treatment Center adjoins the Early Childhood Learning Center.  The Diagnostic and Treatment Center is a licensed New York State Department of Health (Article 28) facility.  The center offers comprehensive screening to all populations, as well as pediatric assessments.  Therapies are offered in the following areas: PT/OT; psychological; speech and language audio logical; counseling; and parent education. 

 

The Developmental Pediatric Center and the Pediatric Clinic meet weekly and the Pediatric Orthopedic Clinic meets monthly.  Just Kids is participating in the early periodic screening (ESPDT: C/THP) program in the late fall.  Just Kids is a Medicaid provider and accepts private insurance and HMOs.

 

Accreditation

N/A

 

Funding Approval

State education agency, Suffolk and Nassau Department of Health.

 

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Kennedy Krieger School Programs
 

Address                                                          3825 Greenspring Avenue
                                                                        Baltimore, MD 21211
                                                                        Phone:  (443) 923-7800
                                                                        Fax:      (443) 923-7850

                                                                        Web:    www.kennedykrieger.org
 

Contact                                                           Dr. Robin P. Church
Founded                                                         1970
Joined NAPSEC                                            1989

Disabilities Served

Students with multiple disabilities age 5-21.  Disabilities include: learning disabilities; communication disorders; pervasive developmental disorders; autism; neurological impairments; traumatic brain injury; behavior disorders; attention deficit disorder; birth defects; cerebral palsy; and emotional disturbances.

 

Program Description

The Kennedy Krieger School has the following programs: lower, middle, and high school programs for learning disabilities, emotional disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, neurological impairments, and traumatic brain injuries; and an intensive autism program known as LEAP (life skills for autism and pervasive developmental disorders).

 

The school programs include academic preparation with the support of therapeutic staff, including psychotherapy, speech/language services, occupational and physical therapy, social work, school health services, evaluation and transition planning.  Vocational and technological awareness is emphasized along with the academic program in the high school Career and Technology Center.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5-18
I.Q. Range Served - Full spectrum

Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1; 2:1; 5:1 (varies by program)
Length of Program - 180 days, 199 days, 207 days
Enrollment - 630
 

Admissions Procedures

Admissions request is made by local education agency representatives via the mandated process for use of private schools; parents, physicians, psychologists, or agency representatives may also request admission information.

 

Accreditation
Maryland State Department of Education.

 

Funding Approval
Maryland State Department of Education.

 


 

King’s Daughters’ School

 

Address                                                           412 West 9th Street
                                                                        Columbia, TN  38401
                                                                        Phone:  (931) 388-3810
                                                                        Fax:      (931) 388-0405

                                                                        Web:    www.tkds.org

 

Contact                                                           Shauna Pounders
Founded                                                         1953
Joined NAPSEC                                            1993

Disabilities Served
Students with mild to moderate mental retardation, autism, and other developmental disabilities.


Program Description

The King’s Daughters’ School (KDS) is a private boarding school for children with youth (ages 7-22) and young adults with mild mental retardation, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Students at KDS receive educational, vocational, and residential services, including independent living skills training, employment opportunities, leisure and recreational activities, behavior modification, and individual and group counseling.  KDS provides three programs:  The Total Lifestyles Program is for children and youth ages 7-21 and focuses on functional academics, independent living skills, job readiness, and behavior management.  The Young Adult Academy is a transitional program for college-aged young adults (ages 22-30) who need intensive vocational, community living and independent living skills before moving into a less restrictive environment.  The Center for Autism is a new, state-of-the-art campus serving students ages 7-21 with more severe forms of autism, and provides intensive training in self-help, communication, and sensory integration skills.  In all three programs students receive 24-hour care and supervision.

 

The King’s Daughters’ School is located 40-miles south of Nashville in historic Columbia, Tennessee, where the community has welcomed the school and its students for more than 50 years.  KDS maintains excellent facilities, including an education complex, Center for Autism, recreational and athletic facilities, and an 8-acre rustic camp.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 7-21 Regular Programs and Center for Autism
Age at Admission - 7 and above
I.Q. Range Served - 40-74
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4; 1:2.5 Center for Autism
Length of Program - 12 months
Enrollment - 100

Admissions Procedures

Students with developing disabilities who are interested in applying for enrollment should complete an application form (available by contacting the school or on the school website) and submit to the school a current IEP and the most recent psychological evaluation reports, including a measure of general intelligence (WISC-III, WAIS-R). 

 

The school’s Admission Committee reviews all referrals and applications, invites potential students and families to the campus for visits and interviews, and accepts students who are appropriate for the program, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

 

Accreditation
Tennessee Department of Education, Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, Tennessee Department of Mental Health & Mental Retardation.


Funding Approval

Tennessee State Department of Education, Department of Funding, Mental Health & Mental Retardation, & private contracts with parents.

 


 

Kingsway Learning Center


Address                                                         
144 Kings Highway West
                                                                        Haddonfield,  NJ  09033
                                                                        Phone:  (856) 428-8108 - Day Program

                                                             Fax:      (856) 428-7520

                                                                        Web:    www.kingswaylearningcenter.org

 

Contact                                                          Christine Robinson, Executive Director
Founded                                                        1967
Joined NAPSEC                                           1984

Disabilities Served

Learning disabilities and developmental disabilities.

 

Program Description

The Early Intervention Program offers therapeutic programs for eligible children with developmental disabilities and delays from birth to three years, with parent participation and training in natural environments.  This direct services program is funded and approved by the New Jersey State Department of Health.

 

A Therapeutic Educational Program approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education for children ages five to eighteen services public school children and privately placed children classified as having multiple disabilities, communications disorders, neurological impairments, cognitive impairments.  Individualized education programs are carried out by a professional team for each student.  The program staff includes certified special education teachers, teacher assistants, speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, physical therapists, nurses, and adaptive physical education teachers.


Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - Birth to 21

Age at Admission - N/A

I.Q. Range Served - Depends upon program
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:1.8
Length of Program - 12 months-Early Intervention Program, 10 months (6 week summer program)-Tuition Based      Program

Enrollment - 290
 

Admissions Procedures

Call Assistant Director of Education at (856) 428-8108 ext. 306 for the Elementary and (856)234-4442 ext. 302 for the Secondary Program.  Call Early Intervention Administrator at (856)428-5330 for the Early Intervention Program.


Accreditation

New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey Department of Health, and New Jersey Department of Human Services. 


Funding Approval

New Jersey State Department of Education, New Jersey Division of Departmental Disabilities, and the New Jersey Department of Health. 

  

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LADACIN Network

Address

                                                                        1701 Kneeley Boulevard

                                                                        Wanamassa, NJ 07712

                                                                        Phone:   (732) 493-5900

                                                                        Fax:       (732) 493-5980

                                                                        Web:     www.LADACIN.org  

 

Contact                                                           Patricia Carlesimo

Founded                                                         1952

Joined NAPSEC                                            1984

 

Disabilities Served

Pre-school disabled; multiply disabled.

 

Program Description

The Scroth School, part of LADACIN Network, is a New Jersey Department of Education approved private school in Monmouth County. An innovative academic and therapeutic program is available to students with moderate to significant physical disabilities and medical fragility. Creative Curriculum is utilized in the pre-school program. Students from the pre-school disability class integrate daily with their typically developing 3-5 year old peers in our child care program. A web based curriculum named "Unique", aligning with the Common Core State Curriculum Standards is utilized for our elementary through transition grades.

 

Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists as well as nurses and social workers are on staff. Therapists provide in-class support via our transdisciplinary model of service delivery to enhance student's abilities during academics and to provide instruction to classroom staff for carryover of activities such as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device set up and use, positioning, standing table programs and orthotic application. Therapists also provide individual therapeutic intervention and are instrumental in the evaluation of individual equipment needs and helping families with the procurement process. Our nurses deliver services in the classroom so no student misses instructional time.

 

On-site Physiatry, Neurology, Dysphagia and Nutrition clinics are regularly scheduled as well as durable medical equipment (DME) and Orthotic clinics.

 

Technology is infused throughout all grade levels with a SMART board, touch screen computer and iPads in every classroom. An Assistive Technology Professional (ATP certified) who is also a SMART certified trainer is on staff for student and staff support.

 

Community integration is a major program focus. Students take regularly scheduled community trips such as ice skating, bowling, museums, boardwalk, theater, restaurants, and stores. Most importantly, our students love to come to school where they have fun learning, enjoy interacting with their friends, are celebrated for their achievements and are an integral part of our thriving school community.

 

Other Programs

LADACIN Network - Lehmann School

1100 Airport Road

Lakewood, NJ 08701

Phone: (732) 908-7200

Fax: (732) 905-1403

Web: www.LADACIN.org

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Ages Served - 3-21

Admission Age - 3-21

I.Q. - All

Program - Day and Summer

Staff: Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length in Days - 224 days

Enrollment - 52

 

Admissions Procedures

Referral from School District/tour/admittance evaluation.

 

Accreditation

CARF.

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education.

  

 


 

Lakemary Center
 

Address                                                          100 Lakemary Drive

                                                                        Paola, KS  66071

                                                                        Phone:  (913) 557-4000

                                                                        Fax:      (913) 557-4910

                                                                        Web:    www.lakemaryctr.org                                                                      

Contact                                                           Gianna Gariglietti

Founded                                                         1969

Joined NAPSEC                                            1993


Disabilities Served

Intellectual disabilities with related developmental, emotional, and behavioral disabilities, autism, behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, and emotional disturbances.

 

Program Description

Lakemary Center, located just southwest of Kansas City, provides a year round private residential school for children with special needs ages 5-21. The combined educational and therapeutic emphasis offers children with mental retardation and their families a 24 hour continuum of instruction and care, meeting a wide range of educational, developmental, and behavioral needs. 

 

A full array of professional services, including social work and psychological, nursing, speech, occupational, music, and recreation therapy is supported by an impressive grouping of consultants in psychiatry, neurology, audiology, and physical therapy.  Low staff/student ratios enhance the development of individualized education and treatment plans to maximize each child’s potential. 

 

The school also serves day students with special needs from the surrounding communities.  All students participate in extensive integrated programming with the local schools in a unique collaborative model.  The curriculum facilitates the development of independent living skills through functional activities, practical academics, and vocational and community based instruction.  An integrated, multi-disciplinary approach prepares each student to reach his/her maximum potential as he/she transitions to adult life in the community.

 

In addition to the unique opportunities provided by a 24 hour educational program, children are offered invaluable possibilities as the children’s program interacts and collaborates with Lakemary’s adult program which offers community based day and residential services to adults with mental retardation.  By pooling all agency facilities and resources, students are able to participate in transitional opportunities not available in traditional school models. 

  

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-20
Age at Admission - 5-20
I.Q. Range Served - 70 and below
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - Year round
Enrollment - 63 residential, 29 day

Admission Procedures

Contact Director of Social Services by telephone, fax, or letter.  Submit all available school and medical records as appropriate for review.  Referrals may be made from families, professionals, and private or public agencies.

 

Accreditation
Kansas State Board of Education, Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, and Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

 

Funding Approval

Kansas State Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services and Missouri Division of Family Services.

 


 

Lakeview School

 

Address                                                           Oak Drive, Roosevelt Park

                                                                        Edison, NJ  08837
                                                                        Phone:  (732) 549-5580
                                                                        Fax:      (732) 494-6038

                                                                        Web:   www.cpamc.org
 

Contact                                                           Dominic Ursino

Founded                                                         1949
Joined NAPSEC                                            1990


Disabilities Served

Multiple disabilities, cerebral palsy and orthopedic impairments, traumatic brain injury, communication disorders, autism, health impairments.

Program Description

Lakeview School is a private, nonprofit school for multiply disabled children ages 3-21.  Full day special education and preschool programs are available. Related services include physical, occupational,, speech therapy, individual counseling; specialized health and nursing services and transition services. Medical clinics, Adaptive Seating/Equipment clinics and Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology assessments and training are provided for enrolled students. Community work programs place students ages 18-21 in volunteer work settings. Enrichment programs are offered in music and art.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-21
Age at Admission - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - Varied (severe cognitive impairment to normal cognition)

Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3 or less
Length of Program - 180 days plus extended year
Enrollment - 165

Admission Procedures

Referrals are received from local educational associations. The IEP is reviewed to determine appropriate for placement.   A screening evaluation, parent interview, and medical review is then conducted to determine classroom placement and need for related services.  Students are admitted after careful screening and review of pertinent history/information.

 
Accreditation

Middle States.

 

Funding
Tuition funding by sending LEA.

 


 

LARC School

 

Address                                                            1089 Creek Road
                                                                          Bellmawr, NJ  08031
                                                                          Phone:  (856) 933-3725
                                                                          Fax:      (856) 933-3158

                                                                          Web: www.larcschool.org

                                                                     
Contact                                                            Susan Weiner
Founded                                                          1968
Joined NAPSEC                                             1994

Disabilities Served
Individuals with developmental disabilities who have been classified with multiple disabilities.


Program Description

Started in 1968 by a group of concerned parents, LARC School is located in Bellmawr, New Jersey, and provides services to families from five countries in the South Jersey region.

 

LARC School, Inc., provides an appropriate educational, therapeutic, and life skills training program to children classified with multiple disabilities. LARC’s mission is to afford each and every youngster opportunities for growth, development, and, most importantly, independence. 

 

In addition to a functional education curriculum , LARC School also provides a broad scope of related services such as individualized and integrated occupational, speech and physical therapy.  By using innovative learning techniques, LARC's program offers the latest in special education practices.  Children also enjoy Adaptive Physical Education (APE), art and music.

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3 to Adult
Age at Admission - Varies
I.Q. Range Served - Developmentally Disabled
Program - Day, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2
Length of Program - 10 months; 12 months
Enrollment - 100

Admissions Procedures
Referral through local child study team.

 

Accreditation
N/A.
 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Human Services, United Way, and New Jersey Department of Education.

 


 

League School of Greater Boston

 

Address                                                           300 Boston Providence Turnpike

                                                                        Walpole, MA  02032
                                                                        Phone: (508) 850-3900
                                                                        Fax:     (508) 660-2442

                                                                        Web:   www.leagueschool.com                                                                        
Contact                                                           Christine Horwath, Admissions Director
Founded                                                         1966
Joined NAPSEC                                            1988

Disabilities Served

Autism spectrum disorders and Asperger's Syndrome.

 

Program Description

The League School of Greater Boston offers five district day school programs, each designed to teach social, academic, behavioral and community-life skills based on a student’s age and ability. Programs range from grade-level curricula to vocational training and daily living skills development to meet the varying strengths and needs of League’s diverse population.

 

Each program included content area academics (reading, math, science and social studies) as well as a full array of services: social pragmatics, communication, sensory integration, occupational therapy and behavior therapy. Programs also incorporate adapted physical education, art, music and cooking. Daily living skills and community field trips are part of every program’s curriculum. Social work and therapy are available depending upon the needs of the individual student.

 

Following the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and taking standard developmental milestones into consideration, our team of specialists works together to provide transdisciplinary perspective and approaches to develop each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and corresponding curricula.

 

The latest educational techniques and technology are incorporated into our programs to help students learn multiple skills across diverse settings. Our two nearby group residences work to reinforce key living and basic community skills.

 

Day Program/Foundations: This structured program, which accepts students ages 3 to 12 at all levels, is oriented toward their making progress, gaining flexibility and building a foundation for the future. Students are grouped by age and ability, which range from pre-readiness to their appropriate grade level. The program addresses the major educational content areas, in addition to developing students’ communication, social, daily living, recreational and fine motor skills Students also receive individualized sensory integration programs and behavior support plans. Those who can read to learn progress to our academically oriented programs, Content Area Teaching or Pathfinder. Others transition to our pre-vocational and functional academics program, Community and Life Skills Development.

 

Content Area Teaching: This program is designed for students ages 11 to 16 who perform on the higher end of the spectrum and can read to learn. Academics range from elementary to middle school depending upon the student population, and are complemented by in-school pre-vocational training as well as gaining leisure and recreational skills. Social pragmatics and occupational therapy also are key components of the program.

 

Pathfinder: For students ages 12 to 22 with Asperger’s syndrome and high-functioning autism, Pathfinder integrates social pragmatics with a modified middle school and high school curriculum. Most students are working at or just below grade level, and many have passed the MCAS for their grade level. The program is designed to help students achieve their academic potential while gaining the social skills they need to interact appropriately and make meaningful friendships. The program also introduces students to using a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) to help them gain more self-control and confidence so they can lead more independent and productive lives.

 

Community and Life Skills Development: This program is designed for students ages 11 to 16 who have more limited verbal abilities/focusing on communication skills, self care and daily living skills, in school vocational training and functional academics. Students work on a range of skills from name recognition and identifying money to answering comprehension questions and discussing current events. Frequent community trips offer important living skill lessons such as using a shopping list, ordering food in a restaurant and going to the post office.

 

Transition: This program prepares students ages 16 to 22 for long-term, community-based employment as they transition into the community. It focuses on functional academics; social, communication and daily living skills; on- and off-site vocational training; and appropriate use of leisure time. Academics are individualized for each student’s abilities.

  

Residential Program: The League School of Greater Boston offers two community-based residences near campus for students who attend our day program. Our residential program is designed to teach group living and to reinforce and expand upon the self-care, daily living and community skills learned at school. Our residents learn to live with roommates and develop proficiency in activities of daily living such as cooking, cleaning, self-care and community awareness. They also take field trips and participate in community activities to gain more independence. The residences are located in communities a short distance from the school and are licensed for up to 20 students. They are staffed 24 hours a day by caring and trained individuals.

  

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 3-22

Age at Admission - 3-22

I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Day, Residential
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4
Length of Program - 12 months
Enrollment - 95 day, 13 residential
 

Admissions Procedures

The League School of Greater Boston’s rolling admissions process is designed to ensure we serve students who can benefit most from our educational approach, techniques and programs, while adhering to the individual school district’s referral and out-of-district placement policies. Students must be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, including pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), high functioning autism or Asperger’s syndrome to be considered for admissions. 

 

Step 1 – The Tour: We provide individual tours for parents and other interested parties during regular school hours. The tour reviews our approach, programs, facilities and admissions process, and addresses any questions that arise. To schedule a tour, in-state parents must have verbal or written consent from their school district. Out-of-state parents, or parents planning to pay privately, do not require formal consent to arrange a tour.

 

Step 2 – Initial Intake: To initiate an intake session, the candidate’s school district must submit a referral to the League School for review. If the candidate qualifies, a one-hour intake session is set up with our team of specialists to help evaluate if the prospective student’s skills will integrate well with our approach and programs. The admissions tem reviews the intake and notifies the referring school of its decision as to whether the candidate will continue the admissions process.

 

Step 3 – Full-Day Intake: Candidates who are called back will attend a full-day intake session. A variety of specialists, including speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, teachers, behavior therapists and medical staff, observe and work with the student in the classroom. Prior to scheduling the intake, parents must complete all application paperwork and send it to the admissions director for approval by the school nurse. Student drop-off is at 8:45AM at the main entrance; pick-up is at 2:30PM. Parents should provide a lunch. Please note: occasionally a prospective student may be asked back for a second full-day intake.

 

Step 4 – The Decision: After the full-day intake, the admissions team reconvenes to make a final decision. Notification is sent to the referring school or, in the case of privately funded students, directly to the parents.

 

Step 5 – The Start Date: Before a start date can be determined, the following forms must be completed:

 

o   A Revised Individualized Education Program (IEP) signed by all responsible parties. The League School of must agree that we can provide the services in the IEP.

 

o   A placement agreement between the sending school district and the League School of Greater Boston.

 

o   All medical paperwork.

 

Once all paperwork is approved, the League School notifies the school district to arrange transportation.

 

Accreditation

Massachusetts State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care.

 

Funding Approval

Massachusetts  Department of  Education, New York, Florida, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Indiana, and Connecticut. 

 


   

Learning Center
 

Address                                                    199 Scoles Avenue
                                                                  Clifton, NJ 07013
                                                                  Phone: (973) 773-8090
                                                                  Fax:     (973) 773-1302  

                                                                  Web: www.learningcenternj.org
 

Contact                                                     Linda J. Buonauro
Founded                                                   1978
Joined NAPSEC                                      1990

Disabilities Served

Mental disabilities, neurological impairments, emotional disturbances, and autism.


Program Description

Established to provide an environment where students could be nurtured.  The program is designed to guide students along a path that will allow them to maximize their potential, geared to the successful development of skills, enabling them to interact productively in our society.  Instructional strategies are employed conducive to successful and positive growth academically, socially, and behaviorally.  The Learning Center also has a commitment to enhance the student’s home stability by providing direct in-home services.  Transitional programs within the school prepare these students to lead as self-sufficient a life as possible in the mainstream of society.  Services provided include: health services; psychological; vocational/prevocational; social services; occupational therapy; physical therapy; independent living; speech; and language.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 2.5 -21

Age at Admission - Varies                                     

I.Q. Range Served - Below average to average

Program - Day                                                     

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2                                                      

Length of Program - 10 month/extended school year summer program

Enrollment - 86


Admissions Procedures

Contact Director and/or Assistant Director.  Submission of academic, psychological, psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluations, and social history. Interview with child and parent(s)/guardian(s).

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

State Department of Education, private insurance and private tuition.

 


 

Learning Clinic

 

Address                                                           PO Box 324
                                                                        Brooklyn, CT  06234
                                                                        Phone: (860) 774-5619
                                                                        Fax:     (860) 774-1037

                                                                        Web:   www.thelearningclinic.org
 

Contact                                                           Dr. Raymond W. DuCharme, Executive Director
Founded                                                         1980
Joined NAPSEC                                            1999
 

Disabilities Served

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, Asperger’s Syndrome, depression, anxiety, pervasive developmental disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and learning disorders. 

 

Program Description

The Learning Clinic is a twelve-month co-ed psycho-educational residential and day program for student’s K-12 with average to superior intelligence.  Individual, group, and family therapy offered in a self-paced learning environment with a 1:4 ratio.  The Learning Clinic has a nurturing, structured family-style residence. Psychiatric care management and medical monitoring provided.  Additional program features include: wilderness activities, horse riding, apprenticeship program, computer enhancement, social skills workshops and independent living programs. 

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 6-21

Age at Admission - 6-21                                        

I.Q. Range Served - 90-140

Program - Day, Residential, Summer                      

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:4                                                      

Length of Program - 365 days

Enrollment - 70

 

Admissions Procedures

Educational, psychological and medical records are sent to the admissions team for review and assessment.  If the youngster is appropriate then an interview is arranged for family and candidate.  If the student is an appropriate candidate, then a student 10-day (or longer) pre-placement visit will be scheduled.  Final confirmation on financial responsibility is made as well as a confirmation to parents of admission acceptance.  

 

Accreditation

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)

 

Funding Approval

Funding provided by the following local state agencies: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, California.

 


 

Legacy Treatment Services

Mary A. Dobbins School

 

Address                                                              243 Pine Street
                                                                           Mount Holly, NJ  08060
                                                                           Phone:  (609) 267-1550
                                                                           Fax:      (609) 845-1238
                                                                           Web:    www.legacytreatment.org   
 

Contact                                                             Roy Leitstein
Founded                                                           1864   
Joined NAPSEC                                              1997 
           
Disabilities Served
The Children's Home- Mary A. Dobbins School serves students with behavioral challenges and multiple disabilities.

  

Program Description

Legacy Treatment Services - Mary A. Dobbins School provides interactive and engaging instruction in a full range of subject areas for elementary, middle school and high school students that meet New Jersey Department of Education Core Curriculum Standards.  Each classroom has one teacher and two paraprofessionals with no more than 12 students. Classroom teachers best serve the individualized academic needs of students by providing small group and individualized instruction utilizing a learning center model of instruction.    The Mary A. Dobbins School is housed in a modern building with state-of-the-art audio visual capabilities, including library, computer lab, and classroom computers.  The school offers a complete program of therapy and testing, including the services of social workers, counselors, certified teachers, a learning consultant and reading specialist.  In addition, the school offers a vocational component to all high school students that include a contemporary cosmetology/hair styling and culinary arts courses of study.

 

Program Profile         
Enrollment - Coed   
Age Range Served - 10-21
Age at Admission - 10 and above             
I.Q. Range Served - 60 and above
Program - Day, Residential, Summer
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 3:1
Length of Program - 210 days

Enrollment - 100

Admission Procedures
Candidates for admissions are referred to Legacy Treatment Services Admissions Office by the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency Case Management, Care Management organizations (CMO), and United Case Management (UCM).

 

Accreditation
State of New Jersey - Department of Education, Council on Accreditation (COA).

Funding Approval
New Jersey Department of Education.

 

Legacy Treatment Services was formerly the Children's Home and Drenk Treatment Services. These two programs officially merged on 7/1/14.

 


 

LeRoy Haynes Education Center

 

             Address                                                    233 West Baseline Road
                                                                  La Verne, CA 91750
                                                                  Phone: (909) 593-2581
                                                                  Fax:     (909) 593-3567

                                                                  Web:   www.leroyhaynes.org

 

Contact                                                     C.C. Schumm
Founded                                                   1946
Joined NAPSEC                                      2008

Disabilities Served

Autism, developmentally delayed, emotional disturbance, learning disabilities, other health impairments, intellectual disabilities, Asperger's disorder, sensory processing disorder.

 

Program Description

Program provides educational, social and functional skill training along with behavioral modification to youth ages 6-22 with Individual Education Plans (IEP) through the non-public school. Students are placed on traditional diploma track, GED track or in community based learning program with a certificate of completion based on their individual and unique learning potential. 

 

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 6-22
Age at Admission - 6-18
I.Q. Range Served - N/A
Program - Residential, Day Program
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:12
Length of Program - 180 Days

Enrollment - 132

Admission Procedures

Students meet eligibility criteria based on school district assessment. IEP Team determine placement and those districts contracting with the LHC makes referrals to the non-public school. The non-public school reviews the student's records, schedules interview with the student and make determination of admission.

 

Accreditation

CAPSES, Licensed through the California Department of Education.


Funding Approval

Funding is through contracting school district.

 

 


 

Lighthouse School

 

Address                                                           25 Wellman Avenue
                                                                        North Chelmsford, MA 01863-1334
                                                                        Phone:  (978) 251-4050
                                                                        Fax:      (978) 251-8979          

                                                                        Web:    www.lighthouseschool.org

 

Contact                                                           Dr. Michael Pappafagos, President & CEO
Founded                                                         1967
Joined NAPSEC                                            1985

Disabilities Served

Enrolled students have heterogeneous and oftentimes multivariate disabilities that represent four specific categories. These four categories comprise clusters, which congregate students according to diagnoses, age, developmental level, and required services.

 

Program Description

An important aspect of the doctrine at Lighthouse School is to individually plan for each student’s educational and therapeutic needs.  Subjects and disciplines are departmentalized, and all staff provides each student with services relative to his or her age, abilities, emotional disposition, and degrees of competence and proficiency.  Departments consist of education, vocational, medical, neuromotor, clinical, and communication.

 

Lighthouse School offers interdisciplinary services with abundant time and effort directed at synchronizing the delivery of services in order to maximize consistency and enhance learning.  In order to optimize programmatic effectiveness, Lighthouse School developed a bioeducational (or life educational) treatment philosophy called APEX (Assimilated Personal Enrichment Experiences) that regards total life development as a prerequisite to all other developmental accomplishments including academic achievement.


Lighthouse School treatment philosophy is based on the notion that life development opportunities represent the highest priority for educational intervention.  This is because life development opportunities so strongly affect a person's future chances of achieving functional adaptation. Functional adaptation in its generic sense refers to the set of skills and abilities that collectively represent a person's capacity to successfully cope with the various challenges of life.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed                                                   

Age Range - 3-22                                        

Age at Admission - Variable                                              

I.Q. Range Served - 35-150                                    

Program - Comprehensive Biodevelopmental Services Model

Staff/Pupil Ratio - .75:1.0 L

                                                                        Length of Program - 10 months on campus with extensive evening, weekend, and summer services at students'  residences

                                                                        Enrollment - 232                                         

 

Admission Procedures

The referral/enrollment process occurs as follows: (1) Inquiries received; (2) School system and parents invited for tour of program and assessment of child; (3) Determination made regarding appropriateness of child for possible enrollment; (4) Child assigned to a prioritized waiting list according to presenting needs.

 

Accreditation

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

 

Funding Approval
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance Operational Services Division 


 

Little Keswick School

 

Address                                                           PO Box 24
                                                                        Keswick, VA 22947
                                                                        Phone:  (434) 295-0457
                                                                        Fax:      (434) 977-1892           

                                                                        Web:    www.littlekeswickschool.net

 

Director                                                          Terry Columbus, Director
Founded                                                         1963
Joined NAPSEC                                            1978

Disabilities Served
Social, Emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities. ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders (Level 1), Mood Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Learning disabilities, Oppositional Defiant disorder, attachment issues, and more.

  

Program Description

Established in 1963, Little Keswick School has been successfully serving 34 boys between the ages of 9 through 17 with social and emotional challenges and learning disabilities. The small, therapeutic, special education boarding school provides nurturing relationships, intensive clinical interventions, and an individualized education in a highly structured and safe environment.

 

Program Profile

Students - Male

Age Range Served - 10-17

Age at Admission - 10-15

I.Q. Range Served - Average - High

Program - Residential

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 4:1

Length of Program - 285 days

Enrollment - 34


Admission Procedures

Little Keswick School accepts boys ages 9-15 at the time of enrollment with social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral challenges. We require a recent psychological evaluation, school records, online application and a school visit.

 

Accreditation

VAISEF.


Funding Approval

Virginia DOE, Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.

 


 

Lord Stirling School

 

Address                                                           99 Lord Stirling Road

                                                                        Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
                                                                        Phone:  (908) 766-1786
                                                                        Fax:      (908) 766-9443           

                                                                        Web:    www.lordstirling.org
 

Contact                                                           Barbara Strickarz

Founded                                                         1965
Joined NAPSEC                                            1984

Disabilities Served
Students with emotional disturbance and behavior disabilities.

 

Program Description

Since 1965 Lord Stirling School has successfully helped students redirect their lives towards positive goals, achieve skills and mature personally, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically. Some students, because of a learning or emotional disability, require a place where they may receive individualized instruction, specialized classes and innovative programs geared to their special needs. Lord Stirling provides a supportive, therapeutic environment that builds self-esteem and self-confidence, placing special emphasis on intensive one-on-one counseling and psychiatric consultation.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 12-21

Age at Admission - 12 -19

I.Q. Range Served - 60 to 120 - borderline to high average

Program - Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 2:1

Length of Program - 180 days plus 30 day ESY

Enrollment - 32


Admission Procedures

LEA referral - CST records and IEP  - intake on LSS campus student and parent/guardian.

 

Accreditation

Middle States Accreditation in process.


Funding Approval

New Jersey DOE.

 

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The Mann Residential School

 

Address                                                           6501 North Charles Street, Building A
                                                                        Baltimore, MD 21204
                                                                        Phone: (410) 938-4600
                                                                        Fax:     (410) 938-4499

                                                                        Web:   www.sheppardpratt.org
 

Director                                                           Jeffrey Alperin, M.Ed., Principal
Founded                                                          Sheppard Pratt Health System, 1853

Joined NAPSEC                                             2011

Disabilities Served

The Mann Residential School is a Type I non-public special education program including the following components:  a Full day and partial day special education and related services for students with emotional disturbance in 6-12 and a General Education program for students in Grades 6-12.
 

Program Description

The Mann Residential School is a Type I nonpublic educational program: a Full day and partial day special education and related services for male and female students with emotional disturbance in Grades 6-12 and a General Education program for students in Grades 6-12. The Mann Residential School serves students ages 11-21 that reside in the Mann Residential Program located on our campus.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 12-21

Age at Admission - 12-18
I.Q. Range Served - 75-85 (have served students with below 70)

Staff/Pupil Ratio - Varies; typically 4:1
Length of Program - 214 days

Enrollment - 60

Admission Procedures

  All referrals are processed without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  The Mann Residential School accepts students who demonstrate a capacity to benefit from the educational and therapeutic services offered.

 
The Mann Residential School serves male and female students ages eleven through 21.  For our special education program, students are identified as educationally disabled with the primary disability being either emotionally disturbed or other secondary disorders.  Typically, Mann Residential students have difficulty with self-regulation, problems in their relationships with adults and peers, and are often unable to accept limits from adults.  We offer a full day and partial day special education and related services for students with emotional disturbance in Grades 6-12; and a General Education program for students in Grades 6-12.

Our students’ academic performance may range from significantly below grade level, on grade level, to above grade level.  Many have multi-sensory difficulties, receptive and expressive language based difficulties, cognitive impairments, and benefit from a small, proactive, structured, individualized classroom environment twelve months of the year.

  
The Mann Residential School may accept students who are actively involved with illicit drugs and/or alcohol or students who are unable to control their impulsive acts.  However, such admissions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  The Mann Residential School will not accept students in grades Pre-K through 5.  

 

Accreditation

JACHO

 

Funding Approval

Maryland State Department of Education.

 


 

 Matheny School

 

Address                                                           65 Highland Avenue, PO Box 339
                                                                        Peapack, NJ  07977
                                                                        Phone:  (908) 234-0011 x234
                                                                        Fax:      (908) 719-2137

                                                                        Web:    www.matheny.org
 

Contact                                                           Sean P. Murphy, Principal
Founded                                                         1946

Joined NAPSEC                                            2000

Disabilities Served

Preschool Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities (made up from children who present with two or more of the following: Cerebral palsy, chromosomal disorders, specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, severe disabilities, behavior disorders, autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders, deaf or hard of hearing, blind or low vision, physical disabilities and health impairments.


Program Description

We have a Private Day School for Students with Disabilities attached to a Residential Hospital. Programs in the school (preschool disabled and multiple disabilities) are innovative and fun and supported by a comprehensive therapeutic and school health services division. All strategies, techniques and equipment utilized in the school are complemented by similar programs within the hospital.

 

Students' achievements are celebrated while their abilities are extended through the use of assisted and instructional technologies. From custom powerchairs constructed onsite to SMARTBoards, eye-gaze technology, and iPads used throughout the program, we continue to explore new ways to help your child.

 

We are known for our work with people with Lesch-Nyhan, our Assistive and Instructional Technology, and our ability to help each individual excel. We welcome any opportunity to partner with parents, districts and other schools to ensure quality education and care.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed                                                   

Age Range Served - 3-21

Age at Admission - 3 - 16
I.Q. Range Served - Contact School
Program - Residential, Day, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3 or less in class
Length of Program - 221 days

Enrollment - 54


Admission Procedures

Please contact Deborah Andreoni phone (908) 234-0011, ext. 237. It would be helpful if you let her know that you have been referred by NAPSEC as we are tracking our referrals.

 

Accreditation

JCAHO, CARF, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

 

Funding Approval

New Jersey Department of Education, New York Department of Education.

  


   

The Midland School

 

Address                                                      94 Readington Road

                                                    PO Box 5026
          North Branch, NJ 08876
       Phone: (908) 722-8222
       Fax:     (908) 722-1547
                     Web:   www.midlandschool.org

 

Contact                                               Shawn M. McInerney

Founded                                             1960

Joined NAPSEC                                1977

 
Disabilities Served

Multiple disabilities, mild and moderate cognitive disabilities, communication impairments.


Program Description

The Midland School is a private, non-profit school serving the special educational needs of children with learning disabilities, communication impairments, mild to moderate cognitive impairments and multiple disabilities.  The school provides a comprehensive remedial education program in reading, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science.  Classes in music, art, general shop, and adaptive physical education also provide opportunities for growth and stimulation.  Programs to develop self-help and daily living skills are integral to the development of each student. Community based instruction and experiences enhance the student's ability to function independently in the greater community.

 

Health services are provided by school nurses in the area of personal care, education, and personal counseling.  Psychological and social work services are available for students, parents, and families in both individual and group counseling sessions as well as through specialized programs.  Speech and language therapy provide opportunities for improving receptive and expressive language skills.  A consultative occupational therapy model is integrated into all aspects of the program.  A comprehensive career education program stressing career awareness and career exploration clusters aid the student in career planning.  Job training and placement services are  provided.  School-to-work transition planning is emphasized.  Social and recreational experiences are provided on weekends and after school.  Family support programs including weekend respites for students, informational workshops for parents, and family picnics and special events are held throughout the year.

 

In addition to the school programs, Midland Adult Services, Inc. provides community housing, job training, job placement services, and social/recreational activities to support and enrich the lives of adults with special needs.

  

Program Profile
Students - Coed
Age Range Served - 5-21
Age at Admission - 5-20
I.Q. Range Served - 55-112
Program - Day
Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3
Length of Program - 10 months; extended school year
Enrollment - 184

Admission Procedures
Public School Child Study Team makes referrals to admissions office.

Accreditation
New Jersey State Department of Education and ASAH. Also recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a "Blue Ribbon School".

 

Funding Approval
New Jersey State Department of Education.

 


 

The Monarch School at The Monarch Institute

 

Address                                                            2815 Rosefield Drive
                                                                         Houston, TX 77080
                                                                         Phone: (713) 479-0800
                                                                         Fax:     (713) 933-0567

                                                                         Web:   www.monarchinstitute.org 

 

Contact                                                            Patti Pace, Head of School and Institute
Founded                                                          1997                                                   
Joined NAPSEC                                             1997

Disabilities Served

Neurological differences such as Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, PDD-NOS), Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Tourette’s Syndrome, Mood Disorders (Bipolar Disorder, Depression), Traumatic Brain Injury, and Seizure Disorders.

 

Program Description

The Monarch Institute is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences. We have a developmentally based program and our Four Core Goals of Academic/Professional Competence, Relationship Development, Self-Awareness/Regulation, and Executive Function serves individuals three years to thirty-three years of age. Classroom Instruction, Life Academy, and Transitional Living Programs are offered.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 3-33

Age at Admission - Any of the above

I.Q. Range Served - 50-140

Program - Day, Transitional Living, Summer

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:2.5

Length of Program - 175 days, plus 25 day summer program

Enrollment - 150

 

Admission Procedures

An information packet is given to a parent/guardian following an inquiry or a referral. After a tour of the school, an initial visit with the Director of Admissions can be arranged for additional information.

An application is given to interested families upon request. Applications may also be downloaded from our website. The following items must be submitted before the admissions process can begin:

• Completed application form with a non-refundable $550.00 processing fee.
• Results of psycho-educational testing within the last 12 months are required, including intellectual testing (IQ) and achievement testing.
• A diagnostic impression from a clinician and/or a formal diagnosis.
• The most recent copies of all speech and language assessments, occupational therapy reports, physical therapy reports, if any
• Individualized educational plans, report cards and/or transcripts, and any other pertinent information

The application is reviewed by the Admissions Director and the Psychology Team to determine if the appropriate testing has been submitted, if the applicant’s therapeutic needs can be met at The Monarch School, and to make a preliminary recommendation regarding the appropriate program level for the prospective student.
 

 Accreditation

AdvanceEd, SACS-CASI.

 

Funding Approval

N/A.

  


 

Montgomery Academy

 

Address                                                         188 Mount Airy Road

                                                                       Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

                                                                       Phone: (908) 766-0362

                                                                       Fax:     (908) 766-0936

                                                                       Web:    www.montgomeryacademyonline.org 

 

Contact                                                          Anthony G. Gebbia

Founded                                                        1970

Joined NAPSEC                                           1997

 

Disabilities Served

Social, emotional, and learning differences. Autism Spectrum Disorders, Asperger's/ Pervasive Developmental Disorder, School Phobic, and Anxiety Disorders.

  

Program Description

Montgomery Academy’s teachers and support staff help students to increase their knowledge and maintain a level of learning consistent with each sending districts program and the requirements of their I.E.P. Our goal is to provide an academic program within a safe and supportive atmosphere.  The school social workers provide counseling and support for individual students.  Our learning program includes technology, woodworking, theater, music, art, speech and language and physical education. 

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 5-21

Age at Admission - 5

I.Q. Range Served - Average

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 1:3

Length of Program - 180 days + ESY

Enrollment - 100

 

Admission Procedures

The school district furnishes student records for a preliminary screening.  Upon completion of the review by the management team, an intake interview is scheduled if it is felt the student is a candidate for the program.  The intake is attended by the student, the parent(s) or guardian, and a representative from the school district.  Acceptance is based upon a student’s unique needs and a determination of the school’s ability to meet those needs.  Students must be capable of some degree of independence and interdependent functioning.

 

Accreditation

N/A.

 

Funding Approval

State of New Jersey.

 


 

Mount Carmel Guild Academy

 

Address                                                          100 Valley Way
                                                                        West Orange, NJ 07052
                                                                        Phone: (973) 325-4400
                                                                        Fax:     (973) 669-8450

                                                                        Web:   www.mcgschools.com
 

Contact                                                           James Badavas

Founded                                                         1995

Joined NAPSEC                                            1995

 

Disabilities Served

Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, multiple disabilities, and other health impaired.

 

Program Description

Mount Carmel Guild School and Pre-School provides speech therapy, OT/sensory integration, physical therapy, music therapy and play therapy. A daycare on site provides aftercare for some students as well as collaboration in some activities.

 

Program Profile

Students - Coed

Age Range Served - 3-7 Pre-School

Age at Admission - Depends

I.Q. Range Served - 55-100

Program - Day

Staff/Pupil Ratio - 21:30

Length of Program - 210

Enrollment - 29

 

Admissions Procedures

Admission process initiated by sending district of the applicant.

 

Accreditation

N/A
 

Funding Approval

State of New Jersey.

 

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http://theeducationalregister.com

 

PO Box 724, Falmouth, MA 02541-0724 USA
Phone: 508-457-6473 / 508-457-6473  • Fax: 508-457-6499

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