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Brennen School, Delaware Autism Program

Map144 Brennan Dr.
Newark, DE 19713
302-454-2202
    Categories:
  • Education

Description:

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)

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.

Additional Information:

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: Ages birth-21
Staff:student ratio: 1:4
Gender of students: coed
% of graduates who attend college: 1%
Offers summer camp, program or school: yes
Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no
Paid Blurb 2016-2017: no
Update 2015-16: yes
Update 2016-17: no
Transportation provided: yes
Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): Public school--no tuition
Tuition structure: FAPE
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.
Learning strategies: Applied Behavior Analysis
Support services/therapies offered: Music; OT, PT; parent training community and recreational access; educational diagnosticians
Support services: Counseling
Music therapy
Occupational therapy
Physical therapy
Speech therapy
Vocational/life skills: Life skills
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
Extracurriculars offered: Sports
Specific learning strategies, support services or vocational programs not listed above: Special olympics
Paid Blurb 2016: no
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