What are Boundless center-based programs?
How does it work?
How are these programs accessed?
- Boundless partners with several school districts to provide services at our Worthington, West Carrollton, and Newark campuses, as well as in the classroom at select schools.
- Boundless can accept funding for this program through the Autism Scholarship Program, Medicaid, and through contracts with school districts.
About our center-based programs
Applied Behavior Services
Behavioral Health Services
Our students work off the extended content standards as outlined in their program and all students receive a grade card biannually (semester basis) to assist with tracking completion of course requirements. The high school program has been designed to meet the Ohio Department of Education’s requirements for graduation. Transcripts can be provided to parents or districts as necessary to show these requirements have been met.
High school-aged students have two options for earning a diploma. If the student participates in the Autism Scholarship Program, the parents can submit the grade cards and transcript to their district to be awarded a home school diploma. Students placed by their school district can receive a diploma through their district.
- Social skills development using a combination of stories, modeling, and role play
- Ongoing assessment and instruction by intervention specialists and/or general education teachers capable of administering state testing
- Access to licensed social workers whose primary functions are to assess the mental health needs of each student and develop comprehensive, individualized plans of care to address complex needs, and restore social skills and daily functioning. In addition, they support the family unit by providing
- Counseling and parent training for disruptive behavior
- Care coordination support
- Day treatment for people who have co-occurring autism and behavioral health needs. These special treatments help address complex needs by providing behavioral interventions using evidence-based techniques to develop and restore social skills and daily functioning
- Adaptive-skill building
- Problem-behavior reduction
Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT)
RIT teaches imitation and other early social communication skills to young children with autism.
Boundless is proud to offer Reciprocal Imitation Training (RIT) as part of our regular curriculum. RIT is an evidence-based program to teach imitation and other early social communication skills to young children with autism within a play-based context.
RIT combines evidence-based strategies from multiple approaches into a single program.
- Developmental strategies, such as those used in the P.L.A.Y. Project
- Behavioral strategies, such as those used in ABA
- Teaching within natural settings, such as play and daily routines
Parents interested in using RIT strategies at home with their child will receive a manual that includes detailed descriptions and examples and one-on-one coaching to implement the RIT strategies.
Speech and Language Therapy
Our students receive speech and language therapy from a licensed speech-language pathologist.
Our SLPs provide person-centered, evidence-based therapy — as well as intervention services and speech and language education for families.
- Diagnosis and treatment of speech, language, and social communication deficits
- Augmentative and alternative communications (AAC) therapy
Speech and language therapy sessions are conducted one-on-one and frequently in a classroom setting. Our speech and language team collaborates with other staff members and parents to encourage carryover skills that drive meaningful improvements.
Our Stepping Forward program focuses on building a seamless pathway to supported employment and community living. The program enhances life skill development, academics, and community inclusion while decreasing the dependency on adult support. Students in the Stepping Forward program range from school age to early adulthood and are divided by age and grade within the different classrooms.
Social Opportunity & Academic Readiness (SOAR)
SOAR develops academic, social, and vocational skills within a group structure for eventual transition to a less restrictive educational setting or move to supportive employment. Each student has access to the traditional educational teaching standards focusing on increasing reading comprehension, applying math concepts, and acquiring science and social studies content through projects and thematic activities. Students in the SOAR program range from preschool age to early adulthood and are divided by age and grade within the different classrooms.
Our Stepping Up program helps school-aged students return to stable functioning and learning environments within a less restrictive setting. Targeted outcomes include an eighty percent reduction in aggression, self-injury, and other disruptive behavior in addition to an eighty percent increase in functional replacement behaviors and coping strategies. Due to the severity of challenging behavior, students will be staffed appropriately to maintain health and safety for all.
Early Language Models (ELM)
ELM supports students with autism who are early identified. Each student receives targeted instruction that recognize their developmental level and areas of deficits, while also focusing on long-term outcomes. Quality early intervention services can change a student’s developmental trajectory and improve outcomes. ELM supports students in need of either intensive services or less intensive services within a group setting.
Our Newark center-based program serves students from preschool through early adulthood who require intensive services or less intensive services in a small group setting.
Our curriculum emphasizes communication skills, play and leisure skills, daily living skills, independent work skills, reading comprehension, and applied math concepts. Students are also exposed to science and social studies content through projects and thematic activities. Each classroom has a special focus: preparing for post-secondary independence, developing functional skills, and general academic skills in a group setting.
All students receive bi-annual grade cards and quarterly progress reports. High school students receive a transcript of their coursework. Limited space is available for students who require intensive behavioral intervention prior to joining peers in a group environment.
We offer customizable curricula that encourage communication, academic and independent living skills development, pre-vocational opportunities, community integration, toilet training, and the reduction of problem behavior.
- Social skills development using a combination of stories, modeling, and role-play
- Ongoing assessment and instruction by intervention specialists and/or general education teachers
- Access to licensed social workers whose primary functions are to assess the mental health needs of each student and develop comprehensive, individualized plans of care
- Counseling and parent training for disruptive behavior
How can I learn more?
For intake information call 1.800.409.2729.