- Our Center for Autism Team Spirit ~ We all work together: students, staff, school divisions, community agencies, and families!A positive, supportive, structured learning environment engineered to meet the specific needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
School-wide positive behavior support strategies which focus on our staff teaching and modeling positive behavior for all students across all settings.
Individualized Educational Plans and Instruction address Virginia Standards of Learning, Aligned Standards of Learning, communication/language skills, functional academics, positive behavior supports, and social skills development based on their needs.
We focus on developing Communication Systems that students can use effectively across home, school, and community environments.
- Sensory and exercise activities, social stories, visual supports, and quiet spaces are used to help students regulate their emotions, calm if upset, and re-energize or regain focus for instructional activities.Instructional and Assistive Technology enhances student learning and communication. Laptops, iPads, and smart board technology are available and accessible to students.
- Community-based instruction, fieldtrips, and special outings provide opportunities for students to practice skills they have learned in a variety of settings.
- Creative, challenging Adapted Physical Education and Recreation Therapy programs offering a variety of recreational and sports activities focused on developing problem-solving skills, positive social skills, communication, and cooperation within a team or group.
Our Family-School Team works to improve communication and collaboration between home and school. The team organizes fun, quarterly family events ~ Fall Family Fun Festival, Family Movie Nights, Family Reading Nights, Pizza Bowling Party, and much more!
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