Children who attend the Ascent School have Individualized Education Plans that specifically identify each child's unique goals. The nature of the Ascent School allows for those goals to be individually targeted and worked on daily for each child until they are achieved.
Here a teacher works one on one with a student to ensure her understanding of the lesson.
Parent's of typical children often take for granted how their children begin to imitate life and learn to play with cars, pretend kitchens and other toys and games. For many children with autism these types of activities need to be taught, including playing games and even playing with another peer.
Here two students work together to learn how to take turns and play a game with each other.
Getting to Work
As the students move into their teen years some of the educational goals transition to vocational goals. An emphasis on independent living skills and vocational training and practice get the young adults ready to become active community members.
Here one of our students learns how to sort and file documents to enable productive work in an office environment.
A critical component of Ascent's program involves establishing community partnerships with local businesses. These businesses help integrate our students into the Deer Park and neighboring communities. Our students learn to practice vocational skills at Forever Fit Method in Commack and Advance Auto Parts in Deer Park. Party City in North Babylon supports our students in demonstrating a variety of their learned job skills like stocking inventory.
Thank you to all our Community Friends of Ascent for their ongoing support and dedication to the children.