Category Archives: Education

SDCA Student Transfers From The Villa To Public School

Posted on January 4, 2021
Children with autism experience and interact with the world in unique ways. Sometimes, they display maladaptive behaviors because of communication challenges, social skills deficits, and other related issues. The Sarah Dooley Center for Autism (SDCA) specializes in supporting children with autism. We use applied behavior analysis (ABA) to target and lessen maladaptive behaviors and to improve a child’s independence. One of our students recently transferred from the Villa to his ...Read More

Educating Students With Autism In The Classroom

Posted on August 6, 2020
A school designed specifically for children with autism can make a significant difference in your child’s life. A specialty school like the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism specializes in meeting your child's unique academic, social, behavioral, and emotional needs. We provide a well-rounded education and tools that unlock your child's full potential.  Continue reading to learn more about the education received by students with autism in the classroom. Children With ...Read More

How Sarah Dooley Meets The Needs Of Students With Autism

Posted on July 8, 2020
Children with autism face unique communication, social, and self-management challenges. While traditional school settings address these concerns, a specialty school like the Sarah Dooley Center for Autism can help your child achieve his or her full potential. With a child-centered approach, we create an educational atmosphere that supports every aspect of your child’s development. Sarah Dooley students aged 5 to 22 gain skills that help them achieve independence, self-determination, and ...Read More

10 Questions To Ask Autism Schools During Interviews

Posted on July 2, 2020
The traditional school setting does meet the educational needs of many students, but your child may benefit from an autism school.  Autism schools offer personalized educational interventions and help children learn social skills, manage sensory challenges, and prepare for success in life. Here are ten questions you can ask as you interview potential schools for your child with autism.  1. Do the staff have autism experience? Every staff person who ...Read More

Benefits of Choosing an Autism School

Posted on June 3, 2020
Autism is not a “one size fits all” disorder. Every boy and girl is impacted differently, which means that no two children with autism have identical educational needs.  Whether you are planning to send your son or daughter to school for the very first time or you are looking to switch schools for one reason or another, the information in this guide will help you make the best decision for ...Read More

How To Create A Better School Experience For Children With Autism

Posted on May 28, 2020
For children with autism, school can be a challenging place. Many schools are not equipped to offer all the academic, behavioral, and other services and support your child needs.  In the wrong school, your child may feel bored, excluded, or frustrated. A better school experience includes engaging and beneficial services and supports that equip your child to reach his or her full potential in the classroom and beyond.  Read on ...Read More

How To Choose The Right Specialty School For Autism

Posted on May 20, 2020
For children with autism, a specialty school can provide a stimulating and nurturing environment that meets their developmental needs. In the right setting, children with autism receive acceptance and respect. They also become equipped with knowledge, experiences, and tools that help them thrive now and into adulthood. Many special schools for autism offer unique educational, emotional and behavioral support and services. Here’s what to look for in a special school ...Read More

Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Autism

Posted on March 25, 2020
Autism, formally known as Autism Spectrum Disorder, or ASD, is a condition that describes a spectrum of developmental disabilities. Individuals with autism typically struggle with speech, interpersonal relations, emotions, and social skills.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 59 children born in the United States have ASD, and boys are four times more likely to have it than girls.   7 Misconceptions About Autism Explained ...Read More

Parent’s Guide To Choosing A Specialty School For Autism

Posted on January 28, 2020
Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each child has unique educational needs. While some children with autism thrive in a traditional public school, other children need the features and benefits provided by an autism private school. The right school environment is important for all children, especially one with autism. School can help children achieve their full potential, participate as fully as possible in all aspects of life, and enjoy a ...Read More

Teaching Students With All Levels of Autism

Posted on November 28, 2018
“How will my child learn?” “Will I have to send her to a special school?” “His situation is so different from everyone else’s; how will anyone accommodate him?” These are common concerns of parents with an autistic child. Autism, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), describes children with difficulties communicating, engaging in social situations or responding to environmental stimuli. Each child is different, and in many cases, children demonstrate great strengths ...Read More

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