Heartspring offers a unique educational experience. We utilize evidence-based practices based on the National Standards Project developed by the National Autism Center. This includes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Structured Learning.
Our real-time data collection app tracks every aspect of a child’s day, giving members of a student’s team immediate access to valuable information they can use to improve programming. Whether a residential or day-only student, our school offers individualized programs to help students grow and find their path to greater independence.
Heartspring focuses on decreasing inappropriate behaviors and teaching replacement behaviors. Our goal is to implement consistent Behavior Intervention Plans and Individualized Training Plans, guiding all staff in a consistent manner across all settings.
At Heartspring, increasing communication skills is also a vital part of each student’s program. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is used with students who have limited communication to help them learn and participate in their educational program and in their community.
We focus on increasing each student’s independence with his or her hygiene, household chores, and meal preparation.
Our Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) program offers a unique employment-training curriculum for students who are 14 years or older. In addition to classroom work, this program has school-based and community-based internships.
This curriculum focuses on six key areas:
- Clerical Skills
- Domestic Skills
- Food Service
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Advanced and custom technologies are utilized to help students and staff maximize learning opportunities. Custom in-house produced technology also provides a state-of-the-art data collection system that allows professionals immediate access to raw data, graphs and other student information that help determine progress, show trends and guide programming. View our Data Collection info sheet for more information on this program.