School
Program

REED’s educational programs are directed toward improving the quality of life and education of its students through the implementation of individualized educational program objectives.

Educational Philosophy

Autism is called a spectrum disorder because people with autism display a wide range of skill deficits. They are at the same time remarkably different and similar. Each child with autism has unique educational needs and challenges. Educators tailor their teaching to those specific needs.

At REED, we see the potential in every child and know that every person with autism is capable of learning. We use the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach both foundational and sophisticated skills, as well as to assess the effectiveness of our individualized instructional programs.

Academic Subjects and Courses of Study

Based on the needs of our student population, each individualized education plan will guide REED’s curriculum. The curriculum and instructional strategies are continually revised to suit the individual needs of students given the diverse nature of autism spectrum disorder.

REED is committed to the implementation of science-based intervention strategies that objectively define teaching methods, the format and design of the curriculum, as well as data-based evaluation procedures.

The curriculum is prepared in a structured series of steps as learning is built upon previously mastered material. The curriculum format is comprised of instructional goals and objectives for specific skill areas, with each skill being broken down into its appropriate instructional units.

Opportunities for Extra Curricular Services and Activities

Community-based instruction opportunities are planned in order to learn about and practice appropriate behavior in public environments. Visits to restaurants, malls, bowling alleys, zoos, and other locations will be scheduled on a regular basis or as needed and identified by families as areas of interest or difficulty.