LifeWorks Autism Academy is a licensed private academic school that provides research-based applied behavioral analysis and educational programs to students in middle and high school identified with:
The Academy provides a research-based applied behavioral and educational program for students in grades six through 12 who are identified as having autism spectrum disorders.
Our caring and well-trained team of professionals tailors each student’s educational experience and strategic interventions to achieve success in academic achievement, language abilities, social development and behavioral functioning. The goal for each student is to return him or her back to their mainstreamed school environment with the skills necessary for success.
LifeWorks Academy’s behavior improvement system is guided by the principles of applied behavior analysis and positive behavior supports. Upon admission, every student receives a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) that includes collecting information across settings to identify target behaviors, identify antecedent events, and to identify the function or purpose of the behavior. This information assists our team in developing a hypothesis about the behavior and subsequently leads to the team creating a Behavioral Intervention Plan (BIP).
The ultimate goal of the BIP is to identify strategies that will eliminate off task, disruptive, self injurious behavior, aggressive and non compliant behaviors that interfere with the child’s opportunity to acquire and produce academic and social skills acceptable in the community and school environment. Through direct and frequent measurement, we celebrate each student’s success in attaining their goals which enhances their life over time.
High-functioning Program Highlights
Life Skills Program Highlights
Students will follow a “Life Skills” curriculum that emphasizes:
Students participate in a variety of functional and meaningful activities in order to enhance their ability to live and work more independently. Community-based instruction will be used to reinforce academic and functional skills acquired within the classroom setting. Students will gain the functional life skills that are essential to becoming active participants within their home, school, work, and community environments.
Language and Communication