School Curriculum

Educational Programs Aligned with State Standards

school for autistic kids
autism academy for education and development

There's No One Way to Learn

This unique school for children with autism creates an environment where character development and social skills are at the forefront of education. Students are consistently held to high expectations that align with their abilities and where learning is purposeful and meaningful. We create and embrace positive relationships with students, families, communities and therapeutic support staff to ensure success for all students.

Our educators begin by learning about and connecting with students and observing their specific development needs. Students’ social development will encompass every aspect of the teacher’s practice including academics, social thinking, emotional wellbeing, independent functioning and communication. Our educators lay a strong social and behavioral foundation, practicing a pedagogy that helps students navigate real-life situations and prepares them for a future of meaning, purpose and joy.

Our curriculum is aligned with Florida Standards and Florida Standard Access Points for students in Exceptional Student Education. Hands-on activities emphasize experiential learning, and our evidence-based academic programs include:

  • Reading Horizons
  • Reading Units of Study
  • Math U See
  • Touch Math
  • Handwriting/ Keyboarding Without Tears
  • Writing and Beyond/Thinking Maps
  • Unique Learning Systems
  • Social Thinking and Me
  • Zones of Regulation
  • Social Detective
  • Think Social!
  • Character Counts

Our classrooms are specifically designed for children who learn differently. Muted lighting, carpeted classrooms and hallways for noise reduction, alternative seating options and limited visual distractions are just a few ways we maintain a flexible space where students feel comfortable and safe, so they can focus on learning.