In our classroom for our students with Autism, we teach skills and abilities that will allow our students to independently access the world. Through daily living, vocational and community experiences, our students will gain the ability to successfully navigate our complex social environment. Academically, students will be challenged with functional, developmentally-appropriate materials. We will fade our supports so students may have sustained independent success.
We maintain a variety of partnerships that will allow us to teach the whole person: spirit, mind and body. We believe that this philosophy is best way for every person to reach their full potential.
We will work on Common Core academic standards, daily living skills, inclusion opportunities, physical fitness, community involvement and vocational skills. Our learning community will consist of teachers, paraprofessionals, a speech pathologist, an adapted physical education teacher, an occupational therapist, support staff, work site partners, Umass Boston adapted physical education personnel, CASH student volunteers and workers from Access Sport America all working together.
Our students are also offered a variety of life skill opportunities through the use of our washer and dryer and state-of-the-art kitchen. In recent years, we have opened the CASH Cafe that has allowed our students the opportunity to gain culinary skills, learn to use the cash register and the social skills needed to interact with customers. In addition, our students will participate in several special events throughout the year. We will have a Special Olympics Field day in June, a spring fling (dance), and several events with Access Sport America.
If you have a young person with Autism, come and visit our program. We are proud of what we do and the hard work that our students put in to become independent, productive members of our community.
Come and join us!