The Phoenix Center works closely with consultants, school districts, case managers, and parents.
Our collaborative relationships with these experts yield positive outcomes for students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities who have not been successful in other school settings and come to The Phoenix Center for its unique mix of therapeutic, academic, and behavioral support services.
In addition, as part of its mission to educate, empower, and enhance the independence of its students and graduates, The Phoenix Center works closely with sending districts to return students to their neighborhood districts when they are ready.
Inclusion: Returning to Home District
The Phoenix Center works closely with sending districts and parents to return students to their neighborhood schools when they are ready. The Phoenix Center’s team of curriculum specialists, counselors and In-House Case Managers are available to work collaboratively with sending districts to create a positive culture for inclusive transitions.
- Meeting with parents, the District Case Manager, and the student, to determine readiness to return to home district
- Visiting the proposed district setting
- Speaking with the classroom staff to orient them to the returning student’s needs
- Providing advice on organizational structures that might facilitate the transition
- Consulting regarding curriculum, instructional delivery, and program evaluation
- Accompanying the student to the district setting for an agreed-upon period of time, as needed