Classes are individually paced to enchance flexablity. Students taking the same classes may choose to study together at times.
We are relying on word of mouth from families and professionals who know and respect our work. We are sharing with our Facebook followers, primarily, to start.. We also are connected to a few autism and AAC groups. We will do intake interviews to ensure families are fully committed and ready, before enrolling.
Yes, please make a request to schedule a demo during your intake call.
We'd prefer you share with specific families who you think are a good fit or share a common understanding of apraxia/dyspraxia and how it impacts the motor abilities of nonspeaking, minimally speaking, and unreliably speaking students. Families need to be committed to the journey and supportive of their student tackling general education curriculum with consistent, proven supports.
Our program is uniquely designed as a partnership with Keystone. Keystone will be providing accredited curriculum and licensed teachers, while we are providing administration, training, programming and supports to make the curriculum accessible and engaging for our twice-exceptional students.
The ACCESS programs have a unique neurologic approach which addresses the movement and sensory differences associated with autism, while always assuming competence.
Key Program Elements Include:
*Provided by the family
This is a brand new program, built on previous successes and lessons learned. We have experience operating a therapeutic day school, ACCESS Academy, for 6 years. We been supporting a few local students in virtual public school over the past two years. We have a good idea of what is needed to ensure student success and what barriers create frustration and delay progress. We have interest from many families all over the United States (and beyond), but everyone is getting this information at the same time (as of our release date of July 31, 2020). This program is designed to eliminate barriers for students who struggle to communicate via speech, while ensuring to academic access and student success
No, it doesn't matter where you live, that's the beauty of our unique program. You do need reliable internet access and a computer with a webcam. We also recommend having a designated learning space (desk, upright chairs for student and CRP) and indoor/outdoor space for productive movement breaks.
We have interest from many families all over the United States (and beyond). We have heard from some families thinking of building a regional community of A2A students for increased support, school spirit, and social opportunities. Either way, we have intentional planes for students connecting with each other!
Weekly zoom group for typers and spellers with their CRPs to connect, practice skills, coach each other, etc. We provide some coaching too for CRPs and typers who are interested in building skills for best practice (co-regulation, posture, purposeful movement, etc.) Participants enjoy social exchanges through games, trivia, discussions, etc.
Body mapping is a powerful rhythm-based sensory-motor intervention/technique, developed by neurologic music therapists, to support an improved brain-body connection and body awareness. We recommend starting every day with body mapping!
Absolutely! We realize that social connection is crucial to strengthening our communities. We have found unique ways to create oppourtunities for social engagement.