Pre-School:AMAC offers pre-school services to students diagnosed with a disability, in particular students on the autism spectrum who are 3 – 5 years old. Students are referred through the Committee on Pre-School Special Education (CPSE). CPSE creates an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through which the services required for a student are detailed to achieve specific goals. Our pre-school program is accredited by National Association Education Young Children (NAEYC). All our pre-school classes are structured to teach students, social emotional, academic and functional skills. We utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Methodology to work with our students in small class settings. Our classes ratios range from 6:1:3, 8:1:2, 10:1:1. We engage community experiences that are embedded with instructional skills to help our students achieve the ability to generalize skills beyond the classroom.
School Age:AMAC provides school age programs to children ages 5 – 21 years old who have been diagnosed with a disability, in particular students who are on the autism spectrum. Students are referred through the Committee on Special Education (CSE). CSE creates an Individualized Education Program (IEP) through which the services required for a student are detailed to achieve specific goals. Our school age classes are structured via age and functional skills. Some students are alternately assessed and some of our students are standardized assessed. Many of our students earn a high school diploma or leave AMAC and attend a trade school or find meaningful employment. Our goal in the school age program is to help prepare our students for the rest of their life. We work with our students and their families to provide the best skills and support necessary for each student. We embed opportunities for community practice, while teaching our students generalization skills to help them to become independent and successfully transition to post-secondary life. In our school age program, our class ratios are 6:1:3, 8:1:2, 10:1:1.
Related Services:AMAC provides the following related services:
- Speech Language Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Counseling (not applicable to pre-school students)
Behavior Support:Our behavior support team works with staff, families and children to address behavior patterns and concerns for our students.
Respite Services:AMAC offers respite services via two programs. We provide:
- A weekday and Saturday recreation program
- A 2 week sleep away summer camp program