Autism Program

 Disabilities Served   Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Other Health Impairments
     
 Grades/Ages   4 to 21
     
 Program Track    Diploma (Grades K-5) and Certificate of Completion

 

The goal of Ivymount’s Autism Program is to provide students with a structured, language-rich learning environment in order to learn new skills and decrease interfering behaviors.  Established in 1998, the Autism Program provides educational and intervention services to students with autism and their families.  The program uses evidence-based procedures, including Applied Behavior Analysis, which have been empirically demonstrated to be effective in the education and treatment of autism. Students are taught to function independently across multiple settings at school and in their community. Parent involvement and students’ quality of life are priorities.
 
                                                   Core Values
Every child is appreciated and respected for exactly who he or she is.

Every student is accepted and encouraged to be the best version of him or herself.

All students are entitled to respect and dignity.  Continually assessing student preferences and teaching them to make choices are essential to ensuring that each student can advocate for him/herself.

Student progress is our responsibility.  To this end, we use research-based curricula, teaching procedures, and data based decision making.
Student progress is dependent on the reciprocal relationships between students and their teachers.

Teacher training is best measured through student progress.  Our students’ progress is dependent on highly qualified teachers.

Family involvement is essential in teaching students.  Each family’s unique values, culture and background shape the education we create for their child.

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