These star students are on the rise
What is Rising Stars? It’s a program designed to provide K-12 students with Autism or Pervasive Developmental Delays a learning environment that will develop independence and success in the classroom and the community. By addressing individual academic, behavioral, sensory and communication strengths and challenges students are able to change behaviors and increase academic performance to a level that will allow a return to their referring public/charter school as soon as is beneficial to the student.
Multiple research-based strategies and Positive Behavioral Supports are employed by the teachers to assist this unique group of students in developing the skills they need to be successful. Language based curriculum is utilized for academic instruction with a heavy emphasis on kinesthetic experiences. Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists are integral team members in the Rising Stars Program. Students also have access to the life skills curriculum, animal therapy and the sensory room which is included in their daily routine.