Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
The Communication and Social Skills Program (CSS) for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and related disabilities is committed to recognizing the wide range of educational needs for students with ASD and related disabilities, in order to provide an individualized program. Educational services are based on the knowledge of current, relevant research and effective practices. The program emphasizes increasing independent living, academic, socialization, and communication skills within the context of a positive behaviorally supportive environment.
What makes the CSS program different from other ESE programs?
- A focus on communication
- Curriculum matched with students' needs
- Systematic instruction
- Implementation of Positive Behavior Support Plans for each student
- Instruction in Social Skills
- Parent training
- Decision making based on data analysis
- High levels of engagement in activities for every student
- Skills taught through the generalization level
- Opportunities for interaction with typically developing students
- Curriculum focusses on independence
- Research-based practices