Disability Services currently offers an alternative to public school for students whose needs are difficult to meet in traditional public school classrooms, even with supports and modifications. Students who enroll at Catholic Charities may display challenging behaviors due to mental health needs, experienced trauma, Attachment Reaction Disorder or a diagnosis of developmental disability in the Autism Spectrum. Students may also have associated medical issues such as a seizure disorder that can complicate the education program.
The Day School is separated into elementary, middle and high school rooms. Students participate in an approved core curriculum, as well as art and gym classes. Class sizes are very small, allowing much individual attention by licensed special education teachers and well trained classroom support staff.
All of our employees are required to be certified in Non-Violent Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) annually, as well as CPR and First Aid. Catholic Charities has a CPI and CPR/First Aid trainer on staff who frequently offers training.