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Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program

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Essential Information

144 Brennan Dr.
Newark, DE 19713


Brennan School is a public program that serves DE students birth-21 with the educational classification of autism. Most Brennen students are considered to have moderate to severe autism.Students with the educational classification of autism, ages birth to 21.
Appoquinimink School District
Christina School District
Colonial School District
Red Clay Consolidated School District
Brandywine School District (Birth to 11)

Additional Information

Website: http://www.brennenschool.org

Disabilities Served:
Asperger syndrome
Pervasive development disorder

County: New Castle

Location (state-county): DE

Services Offered:
Bilingual Services
Vocational Training

Enrollment: 400

Grades or ages of school: Birth-21

Gender of students: coed

% of graduates who attend college: 1%

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

School's Approach: Brennen School provides educational supports & interventions based in Applied Behavior Analysis. Our curriculum is determined by individual needs and aligned with state and district curricula.

Update 2015-16: yes

Transportation provided: yes

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Public school--no tuition

Adaptive tech used: Assistive tech

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: M Evidence-based best practices from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Classroom teams meet weekly Visual Supports Communication Systems Picture Schedules Assistive Technology Non-verbal cuing and prompting strategies Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) PECS was developed here at Brennen in the late 1980s and early 1990s Direct participation of staff, some of whome continue with Brennen Recognized as a leading strategy for developing language

Support services/therapies offered: PE and Adaptive PE Music Therapy Art Vocational Specialists and Training Community Training Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Residential Services Parent Training Community and Recreational Access