Academic Programs

Center for Autism provides a supportive, structured learning environment engineered to meet the specific needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

CFA ScienceEach student’s Individualized Educational Plan addresses Virginia Standards of Learning, Aligned Standards of Learning, communication/language skills, functional academics, positive behavior supports, and social skills development based on their needs.

Our staff provide students with instruction to develop independent work skills and to support learning in  group settings.

Functional skills and routines are incorporated into instruction to promote student self-sufficiency and independence on tasks of daily living, leisure/play activities, and vocational tasks.

Ongoing assessment is used to determine student strengths and needs, develop student goals, and evaluate their progress.

The High School Curriculum is designed to award credits in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, some electives, and Health and Physical education, to earn a standard or Applied Studies diploma. Students have credit recovery opportunities through on-line programming and classroom instruction.

Technology is used to enhance student learning, communication, and behavior. Laptops, iPads, smart board technology are available and accessible to students.

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Community-based instruction provides opportunities for students to practice skills they have learned in a variety of settings.

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