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What We Do

We provide Special Education instruction and related services to students from individual school districts who require a more specialized educational setting than is available in the public school.


  •  Program Director, Assistant Program Director, Clinical Supervisor, Vocation Director, Clinical Director, Certified Teachers, Behavior Specialists 

Student Population Served

  • Ages 4-22 years; grades Preschool - 12th grade.

  • 1:6 Staff to student ratio.

  • Special Education -Identified students (i.e. have completed MFE and/or IEP).

  • Unidentified, Students/Regular Education Students

  • Students being discharged from Residential/Group Home  facilities or Partial Hospitalization/Day Treatment placements.

  • Students assessed to have:

    • Learning or Developmental Disabilities

    • Traumatic Brain Injury

    • Pervasive Developmental Disorders (i.e., Asperger's Syndrome, higher functioning Autism)

    • DSM-V Diagnoses, including ADHD, Oppositional/Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder & other Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders & Phobias, Tourette's Syndrome, Schizophrenia (under medication management) and mild-to-moderate forms of Conduct Disorder

    • DSM-V diagnoses, including all Personality Disorders (i.e., Obsessive-Compulsive, Borderline Paranoid, etc.)

Special Services Provided

Unique Program Characteristics

  • No minimum or maximum length-of-stay requirements

  • Student intakes typically occur within 1-2 business days of initial request; while placements are usually within 2-3 days after initial intake meeting.

  • After placement, students remain on the ADM counts of their school district of residence; thereby, resulting in no disruption with receipt of state funding and non-problematic transitions back to school district-of-origin.


  • Full academic services, as regulated by the State of Ohio, including up-to-date curriculum for all age & grade levels, based on adopted State Standards & Proficiency expectations

  • Vocational Program at our Green, Kent, Rittman, and Garfield locations

  • Extended School Year (ESY) services, based upon individual needs and school district requests

  • Clinical services, including: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) with Supervisor Classification, on staff

  • Short-term & crisis counseling for students, as needed

  • Daily psychoeducational groups (with topics including: conflict-resolution skills training, emotion management, self-care & hygiene maintenance, self-esteem enhancement, social skills development, financial budgeting/planning, relationship maintenance, how to ask for help, accepting consequences, etc.)

  • Diagnostic assessment of all mental health disorders (according to DSM-V guidelines)

  • Medication management assistance, including clinical observation of medication effects on student's behavioral & emotional functioning, as well as available clinical reports on the effectiveness of prescribed medications

  • Clinical consultation to parents & staff, including strategies for effective behavior management both in the classroom & at home, as well as therapeutic interventions

  • Therapeutically-based level system incorporated into each classroom, providing daily monitoring of behavioral & emotional performance; daily, weekly and monthly incentives; and graphic measurement of performance while in placement

  • Formalized clinical referrals for counseling, psychological, and/or psychiatric services made to surrounding community agencies, based upon onsite clinical assessments & observations

  • Weekly review of individualized self control plans.


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