Our residential program provides a comprehensive treatment approach that includes behavioral/psychological care, education, medical care, and residential living to focus on decreasing aggressive and self-injurious behaviors, and increasing the child’s ability to achieve educational outcomes. If you are interested in exploring Heartspring, we suggest starting a dialogue with your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to discuss if this may be an appropriate option.

Please refer to the following PDFs to guide you through our admissions and enrollment process.


General information on the admissions process, Heartspring School, and our programs:
Admissions Inquiry  


Our admissions application and required documents:
Admissions Application  


Information on the enrollment and intake process after your child is approved for admission:
Admissions Enrollment  

How is the Heartspring program funded?

  • The majority of the students who attend Heartspring are placed through the students’ IEP teams and funded by their local school district.
  • Some students qualify for funding through insurance providers. However, Heartspring may or may not be an approved provider. Contact admissions for details.
  • Some Students may have multiple agencies assisting in the placement and funding and have a case worker guiding the family/guardians through the process.
  • Some families are able to pay privately and/or outside financing may be an option. To learn more about outside financing, visit, or you may conduct an online search for education loans for private K-12 schools.

Licensing & Accreditation

Heartspring is licensed by the Kansas State Department of Education, the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitors Program (SEVP).

Heartspring is certified/accredited by various state departments/agencies to serve students from multiple states, in addition to international students. For a complete list of accreditations, please contact the Admissions Department.

Special Education Resources for Parents

To further explore your child’s educational rights, you can visit one or more of the following websites for additional information and resources. You may also want to visit your state’s Department of Education website to find specific regulations that may apply.

Heartspring is not affiliated with, nor makes any guarantee or endorsement, for these companies/organizations.

The Heartspring School Serves:

  • Students aged 5 - 21
  • Students impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or developmental, intellectual, cognitive, or multiple disabilities
  • Students with severe, challenging, aggressive, or self-injurious behaviors (exceeding the resources available to the student locally)
  • Mild to moderate medical conditions such as seizure disorder, diabetes, food/environmental allergies, gastro-intestinal conditions, etc
  • Students who communicate verbally or with Augmentative and Alternative Communication including devices and communication books

The Heartspring School Does Not Serve:

  • Students without an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis or intellectual disability
  • Students with a primary diagnosis of a psychiatric condition such as schizophrenia, or a conduct, personality, or bipolar disorder (without a co-occurring diagnosis of ASD)
  • Students with extreme behaviors such as cutting, or suicidal and homicidal ideations
  • Students with a history of using weapons or fire-setting
  • Students who are planful in their violent behavior and/or specifically target peers
  • Students with sexually deviant/aggressive behaviors
  • Students who are medically fragile, requiring ventilators, tracheostomies, or are unable to independently navigate their environment

For more information on the admissions process please contact:

Haleigh Thom

Haleigh Thom

Admissions Coordinator
316-634 -8857