Awetism Wonderland Academics
Our Academic Program caters to each individual students’ pace and differentiated academic needs. We start with a free academic assessment to determine accurate student placement as the foundation of their individualized education and understanding their current academics and learning style.
While we are not a school, we do offer an academic program that either complements your existing school education or can be used for your homeschooling.
We utilize the Styer-Fitzgerald Program for Functional Academics curriculum. This curriculum was design by teachers for teachers of special needs students. It is the most comprehensive special education program that enables students to be as independent as possible while getting rid of repetitive busy work. In addition, it allows us to give assessments to determine the student’s baseline and then formulate their academic curriculum to their needs. It also includes IEP goal banks for measurable goals so you can see how your student is growing.
Academics are addressed in a comprehensive and cohesive manner with all components the clinic has to offer to provide an all around functional approach for the child’s life.
- •Small group settings
- •Individualized academics
- •Social skills infused within academic group setting
- •Parents are a vital piece to the success of their child’s education
- •Academic program is in full collaboration with all other therapeutic providers so there is a common plan with shared goals
We also accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship, formerly known as Gardiner. According to their website, the Family Empowerment Scholarship is different than other state scholarships in that it allows parents to personalize the education of their children with unique abilities by directing money toward a combination of programs and approved providers. These include schools, therapists, specialists, curriculum, technology – even a college savings account. Better yet, we’ll help you apply for this scholarship.
To schedule your child’s free baseline assessment, fill out the form below and we will contact you.
How it Works
The first step is to schedule a FREE academic assessment. This allows us to see where your child is in their academic journey and make sure that we are able to help them academically. Their academic assessment is done in person and includes a tour of our facility. After the assessment, in the same visit as the assessment, we will talk about a specific educational plan that we can provide to help your child meet their academic goals. We then give you a registration packet to be completed and returned in order to enroll your child.
After you turn in your child’s registration packet, you’ll decide how you’d like to pay for tuition. We accept full tuition up front of the academic school year or 10 monthly installment, paid on the first of every month.We recognize the cost of personalized academics can be challenging for some. We do accept the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES), which we can discuss in your academic assessment visit and help you apply for the scholarship. If you are paying with the scholarship, we invoice at the end of the month for services already rendered, therefore no payment is due at the beginning of the month.
Our academics program is Monday through Friday in two hour increments. The academic period is one hour and 45 minutes. This means that we have three time slots during the day, 9-11, 11-1, and 1-3. Parents do not get to choose the time slot. We choose the time slot based on the child’s current academic abilities, which allows us to group similar students together.
|1. Is your academic program through a school, such as a charter?|
Our academics program is a small group, instructional program. Most of our students are homeschooled and utilize our program as their homeschooling. We are not a charter school.
2. Are you accepting anyone or is it a lottery among applicants?
We accept any interest in our program from any family for an initial tour and discussion. If we can serve the child within the program, then we commit to do so.
3. Do students require an autism diagnosis to be able to enroll?
A child does not have to carry a diagnosis of autism to enroll in our program. If we can serve the child, even without an autism diagnosis, we commit to do so. Although we specialize in children with a diagnosis of autism, we strive to serve any learning disability.
4. What grade levels are you enrolling?
The program doesn’t work based on grade level, but through the academic assessment. We determine proper academic placement in any of the small groups already formed. Our curriculum allows us to extend into early adulthood.