The Children’s Residential Program (CRP) provides individualized education to developmentally disabled children between ages 5 to 21 whose needs exceed what can be addressed by typical special education services.
Children live in home-like units that serve between 10-11 children. Each unit is fully furnished and has a living room, dining room and either single or double bedrooms. The school’s recreation facilities are used in the evenings and on weekends and small group trips into the community occur almost daily.
Forty-one students in four residences receive highly specialized intervention that is designed to improve functioning in areas that may otherwise restrict their participation in typical activities and environments. An interdisciplinary team of professional staff and parents together carefully monitor each child's growth with the objective of teaching the student to live a life of Independence to the best of their natural ability.
Residence life reflects progressively more complex activities of community living. Instructional objectives selected for each student anticipate what will be expected of them in their future living and working environments. Students are taught based upon principles of applied behavior analysis and positive behavioral support while allowances are made for differences in how each child learns.
The direct care staff who work in the residential program provide active treatment for the students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a rewarding and fulfilling job that offers all staff members a memorable working experience that will last a lifetime.