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Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program

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Essential Information

144 Brennan Dr.
Newark, DE 19713

302-454-2202

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.
DISTRICTS SERVED
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
Autism
Pervasive development disorder

County: New Castle

Location (state-county): DE

Services Offered:
Bilingual Services
Evaluation
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. On-site innovation: The leading language-development strategy known as Picture
Exchange Communication System (PECS) was developed at Brennen in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with direct participation of staff, some of whom still teach at the school.

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

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: Public program provides educational supports & interventions based in Applied Behavior Analysis. Curriculum determined by individual needs and aligned with state and district curricula. Classroom teams meet weekly and employ visual supports, communication systems, picture schedules, nonverbal cuing and prompting strategies.

Support services/therapies offered: Music; OT, PT; parent training community and recreational access

Extracurriculars offered: Career Development In-School Jobs Program and Steps to Success System inclusion classes at local vocational-technical schools, plus art vocational specialists and training

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