Academics

Autism

Students who are on the autism spectrum are provided a comprehensive academic program. The curriculum is comprehensive and tailored to the individual needs of students IEP. Students are prepared to meet the rigors of the curriculum leading to either the Regents Diploma or a local diploma with an opportunity to achieve an additional career development credential through exposure to the CDOS Curriculum.

The academic curriculum at REACH promotes the application of learned knowledge and skills. For example, students apply knowledge and skills learned in science and math to an organic garden located on campus.

Students enrolled in REACH tend to have challenges with their social skills, to address these challenges, an emphasis is placed on the development of acceptable, functional social skills that are generalized to various settings. These skills will help to facilitate living and employment in the community. Social skills objectives are identified and become part of the students IEPs.