Our Autism Support Services provides educational services to children and young adults with AutismSpectrum Disorder, behavioral disorders and other related disabilities to build skills across multiple domains including academics, behavior, life skills, speech/language and motor skills.
Ages: Kindergarten – Age 22
Days: Monday – Friday
Time: Flexible Schedules Available
Why enroll in Autism Support Services at Bross Center:
√ Ratios of 1:1 teacher to child(ren).
√ Specially designed, research based instruction to meet the needs of all learners, including those with ADHD.
√ Certified teaching staff including special education, general education and school psychologist services.
√ Gross motor room, life skills room and sensory room.
√ Functional cooking, physical education and art offered throughout the year.
√ Year round enrollment, including summer services.
√ We are a certified Autism Scholarship provider. This scholarship can be used to cover or supplement the cost of our services.
|Methods: We provide learning opportunities through targeted, direct instruction that uses TEACCH, Applied Behavior Analysis, Montessori-style learning and Marion Blank’s Autism Program. Further, our curriculum is mapped onto Ohio Education Standards and our students are afforded the opportunity to successfully meet IEP standards, goals and objectives. In order to ensure our students receive well-rounded instruction, we develop Individual Program Plans (IPP) that target areas for skill development. These areas are often in addition to current IEP goals and may include:|
|√ Behavior Management||√ Motor Development|
|√ Activities and Daily Living||√ Leisure and Play Skills|
|Direct Instruction: Using research based materials including Touch Math, Handwriting Without Tears, and Marion Blank’s Phonics Plus Five.
Functional Life Skills: Core instruction using Life Skills curriculum guide (Development Communication, Functional Academics, and Social Skills) and Life Skills program planner.
Behavioral Support: Development of task completion, attention to tasks, self-control, anger management, and independent work completion through the use of Applied Behavioral Analysis and Marion Blank’s Spectacular Bond.
Individualized Daily Schedules: Developed for each child to ensure educational opportunities across all domains. Typically activities are scheduled by room and are scheduled for 30 minute increments. Daily opportunities for peer interaction and social skill development exist through small group instruction, lunch, and gross motor sessions. Sample sessions include:
|√ Structured Academics||√ Functional Life Skills|
|√ Montessori Based Tasks||√ Small Group Activities|
|√ Direct IEP Instruction||√ Arts / Crafts|
|√ Music||√ Gross Motor|
|Bross Center is proud to offer music therapy through our partnership with Music Therapy Care LLC. Music therapy interventions have been shown through evidence based research to help children with autism in the following areas:|
|√ Increased Attention||√ Increased Socialization|
|√ Improved Behavior||√ Improved Verbal Skills|
|√ Decreased Self-Stimulation||√ Decreased Agitation|
|√ Enhanced Auditory Processing||√ Enhanced Sensory-Motor Skills|
|√ Improved Cognitive Functioning||√ Successful and Safe Self-Expression|
|Services are provided by Shonda Malik, a licensed professional counselor and board certified music therapist with advance training in Neurologic Music Therapy. Mrs. Malik offers over 9 years of experience providing music therapy services within the Dayton Public School District.|