We have a
team of certified special education teachers and behavioral analysts to ensure
that your child receives a quality education. All of our teachers hold Masters
and Doctors Degree. In addition, they have earned their Autism Endorsements.
Our teachers and therapists have many years of experience serving children with
special needs. Our team is trained in ABA therapy. Our school employs the
principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis and other evidenced based teaching
practices. Our school environment is designed to be fun-loving while at the
same time promoting learning. We focus on teaching academic skills but also
incorporate self-help and social skills into our curriculum. The idea is to
provide a complete educational program that supports a student in all areas
that he/she may find difficult.
Academy, we design an individual program based on the specialized needs of your
child. Our student-teacher ratio is small allowing students receive
individualized attention. Every support is given to the student to ensure that
he/she attains his goals. We obtain, and monitor, data on a regular basis. Once
a child reaches his/her goal they can move onward to learn new skills. Lesson-plans
are uniquely designed to match the studentís individualized learning plan. We
design our plans to be as clear as possible. At times skills may need to be
broken down into smaller increments. Also, some goals may also be better
implemented in a one-to-one teaching method while others may be better served in
a group setting.
acknowledge that we are limited without parental involvement. We depend on our
parents to work with us. Our parents help us to design the goals for our
students. Parents are also given regular reports on the childís progress. It is
important for parents to understand and learn the techniques that we employ in
the classroom. Many parents have found that the same techniques used in our
classrooms are also useful at home. Therefore, we provide several free
trainings each year for our parents.
Destiny Academy aims to provide an optimal learning environment for each
student. We do not focus on our students limitations. We focus on their
potential. We employ interventions that assist us in reaching our goals. In
addition, we evaluate each intervention based on how it relates to the student
reaching his/her goals. We provide
powerful reinforcements that make it possible for our children to become
Our rooms are creatively designed to enhance learning. We use a variety
of visual supports in the classroom. We also have computers for our students to
utilize for writing, reading, researching and fun. We provide many hands-on
learning activities within the classroom for our students. Understanding the
importance of physical safety, we make sure that the materials in our
classrooms are nontoxic and that the equipment are safe.
students with individualized educational plans. Our students include children
with Autism, ASD, ADHD, ADD, Apraxia, Aphasia, Dyslexia, Fragile X, Learning
Disability, Cognitive Disability, and Emotional Disabilities. Some of our
students do not have a diagnosis but attend our school because they need a
supportive learning environment.