School Age Programs
Firefly Autism offers three year-round programs at the Firefly Autism House in south Denver. Our school age programs are for children six to 18 years old with our Primary Program serving children six to 13 and our Secondary Program serving children 14 to 18.
Our specialized programs identify each student’s individualized strengths and needs across multiple developmental areas including social, emotional, behavioral, language/communication, academics, and adaptive/life skills. Individual goals are created from the strength and needs assessment. Each goal includes multiple learning objectives which are targeted daily. Progress on the objectives is assessed regularly. Children are taught how to learn from peers (i.e., observational learning), how to work cooperatively with peers and how to find more adaptive ways to communicate.
We also teach replacement behaviors that are more appropriate than behaviors already existing in the child’s repertoire. Teaching replacement behaviors ensures each child has the skills needed to transition back to his or her own community. Appropriate academic skills, complex leisure skills leading to sustained periods of independent play, personal independence, community access, and vocational skills are also emphasized.
Programming goals are to develop children's ability to learn in a less restrictive environment while providing short term behavioral intervention emphasizing skills that will ensure a successful and efficient transition back to his or her school and community environment.
Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., year round.
For more information
Please call 303-759-1192 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intensive High quality Intervention
Speech and occupational therapy
Will was diagnosed at the age of 3 and a half in the fall of 2001 at Children’s Hospital in Denver. At that point he started speech therapy, occupational therapy and had one on one tutors (home therapy program) coming to the house in addition to taking him to a special needs preschool. I was constantly driving, coordinating Will’s programs and therapists and hiring new ones as people quit for grad school, etc.Read Full Story