Independent Trails serves 6th through 12th grade students who have a primary diagnosis within the Autism Spectrum.
Our students obtain a meaningful school education that includes vocational training, job sampling, and critical independent living skills with a strong emphasis on communication and social skills training. Each student receives a comprehensive assessment in the first 30 days of placement to pinpoint strengths, interest, and needs. Individualized lesson plans are then developed to meet the unique needs of each student and address IEP goals as agreed upon by the team. Independent Trails will provide a safe educational environment with opportunities for smooth transition into adulthood.
Students work with animals, garden, cook, maintain the ranch, participate in community outings and engage in recreational activities.
In order to provide the best quality education, we will maintain only two classrooms with a maximum of 10 students per class. Curriculum is provided and monitored by a Credentialed Teacher with support from a Lead Instructional Assistant and 5 Instructional Assistants. Every classroom will have 7 clinical staff members for 10 students! Every minute of every day provides an opportunity to obtain critical like skills that will ultimately enhance the quality of life for every student.
The students will achieve certificates of completion.