Villa's School offers an educational program serving students from 5-22 years old (elementary, middle and high school classes) who have special needs associated with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, intellectual and other developmental disabilities.
Villa believes in:
• An individualized approach to education
• Using positive behavior support to maximize each child’s educational experience
• Creating a supportive and educational environment for family members and caregivers
• On-going staff development to incorporate current educational and behavioral teaching strategies
• Teaching communication as the cornerstone for educational and social growth.
Individualized Educational Programs (IEP) outline each child’s specific goals with a comprehensive approach to education, consisting of collaborations between all services including:
All classrooms maintain a minimum of a 1 to 3 staff to child ratio. One-on-one assistance is provided to children for whom such help is IEP mandated. All education programs follow the state adopted standards, striving to provide children with the skills they need to be successful. Our best practices include:
• SEACO – Curriculum Guide
• Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
• Augmentative Technology
• TEACCH Strategies
• Visual supports including social stories
• Positive Behavior Support
• Naturalistic Teaching Strategies
• Community-based instruction
• Provisions of sensory integration
Classrooms have been designed and developed with our children’s needs in mind. Placement criteria includes: age, strengths, present levels of performance, and behavioral challenges.
As a non-public school (NPS), funding is contracted with school districts and regional centers through the Individual Education plan (IEP) process. Private pay options are also available. Please call 626/449-2919 ext. 117, or e-mail Casey Gregg, Vice President of Children Programs and School Principal, for more information.