Media, PA, June 10, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Davidson School is one of the approved providers of autism services, and education for students with special needs. The Pennsylvania Department of Education recognizes the value of the Davidson School for its excellence in education, and life skills preparation for students.
Students at the Davidson School begin their journey with an Individualized Education Program, tailored to the specific needs of the student. The program details the support services the student may require, and creates a plan for teachers, family, and community members to follow as the student progresses through school.
In the classroom, the Davidson School has a very small student to teacher ratio to ensure that each student receives adequate attention, and the necessary autism services. Classroom education balances the overall educational requirements of the students with creative outlets, and enrichment opportunities. Students enjoy art, music, reading, and other avenues for learning throughout their day.
As students with autism get older, they participate in a unique community integration program, known as Davidson School Connections in West Chester. The program helps students begin to make the transition into their post-Davidson lives by offering career training services and community experiences. The school fosters relationships with local businesses and non-profits to provide students with authentic community interactions, and employment training.
The Davidson School is open to students 3-21, though the admissions range is limited to students 3-20. To qualify for admission, a student must display a need for autism services, experience deafness or blindness, have a diagnosed intellectual disability or impairment, or show signs of serious, long-term emotional instability. Students attend classes all day, and may receive transportation to and from the Davidson School.
The June graduation of students from the Elwyn Davidson School is a celebration for the students and the community.
Elwyn has continually pioneered new service models and developed new programs and educational services to meet the changing needs of the people they serve.
For more information about the Davidson School or other services, please visit www.elwyn.org or call (610) 891-2000.