Specialized Alternative ProgramThe Specialized Alternative Program services students who range in age
from three to twenty-one years. The students who are serviced in these
programs are often identified as having significant or multiple
disabilities by their school districts. It’s goal is to promote and
enrich the educational and social well-being of its students by
facilitating the provision of education services/delivery systems for
students with significant and multiple disabilities and their families
preparing the student to become an independent and productive member of
We believe our responsibility to the children of this program
is to remain on the cutting edge of educational practices so as to be
responsive to their needs and to those of the sending communities. We
help orchestrate the full range of services needed in order to
facilitate the least restrictive environment for these students.
Supporting Educational InstructionEducational instruction for all students, provided by a teacher and his/her classroom assistants is augmented by the related services of a school social worker, occupational therapist, adaptive physical education teacher, school nurse teacher, speech therapist, physical therapist, and other consulting and direct service providers necessary to meet the IEP needs of individual students.
Lori Facha, Director of Educational Services
Secondary StudentsFor secondary students in the Specialized Alternative Program, the goal
is to help develop community, vocational, and domestic skills which will
afford each student the potential for functioning as independently as
possible when he/she enters the adult phase of his/her life. Our
secondary students spend equal amounts of time in the classroom and the
community each week. We have successful working relationships with
adult service providers and assist in transitioning the
student to adult services.