Center-based programs for kids and teens with behavioral health challenges.
What are our center-based programs?
Our center-based programs are rooted in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and empower kids and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and other behavioral and mental health challenges to achieve their full potential.
Customized curriculums to meet unique needs.
Curriculums at a glance
We use art, music, puzzles, games, outdoor adventures, role-play, adaptive-skill building, and more to help your loved one build various social, communication, and emotional management skills.
Members of our team
Board-certified behavior analysts and intervention specialists design and lead all programs alongside students pursuing board certification and other frontline staff. Other team members may include speech and language therapists, behavioral technicians, intervention specialists, and general education teachers.
Focus on academics
Our students work off extended content standards outlined in their individual education plans. All students receive a grade card each semester to assist with tracking the completion of course requirements. Our 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, parents can submit a grade card and transcripts to their district to be awarded a home school diploma. Students placed by their school district can receive a diploma through their district.
The benefits of a choosing a center-based program
Our customizable curriculums help the people we serve to build on existing strengths while also tackling challenges.
Improve Communication Skills
Whether verbal or nonverbal, learn to exchange thoughts, feelings, needs, and wants in a meaningful way.
Polish Academic Skills
Make the grade and successfully reintegrate back into a home school district or graduate into an adult program.
From toilet training and dressing to shopping and cooking, build the daily living skills needed to thrive.
Explore Pre-Vocational Opportunities
Gain the skills and confidence necessary to explore jobs or to play a more active role in the community.
Hone Social Skills
Teamwork makes the dream work. Strengthen relationships through role-play and more.
Reduce Problem Behavior
Address the cause of aggression, elopement, and other instances of negative attention-seeking behavior and develop effective intervention strategies.
Newark Campus Program
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, daily living skills, independent work skills, reading comprehension, applied math concepts, and science and social studies content through projects and thematic activities. Each classroom has a special focus: preparing for post-secondary independence, developing skills, and general academics in a group setting.
West Carrollton Campus Programs
Our West Carrollton campus offers customizable curricula that encourage communication, academic and independent living skills development, pre-vocational opportunities, community integration, toilet training, and the reduction of problem behavior.
Are center-based programs right for my loved one?
If your loved one is struggling in a traditional school setting, placement into one of our center-based programs may provide the stability and support they need. Typically students can access our center-based programs through their school district of residence, Medicaid, or the Autism Scholarship Program. Contact one of our intake counselors today to learn more.