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Watson Institute, The

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Essential Information

301 Camp Meeting Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143


Approved private school for children and youth with special needs, including autism spectrum disorders, neurological impairments, and serious emotional challenges.

Additional Information

Website: http://www.thewatsoninstitute.org

Phone 2: 412-741-1800

Disabilities Served:
Asperger syndrome
Emotional/behavioral disorder
Neurological impairment
Pervasive development disorder

County: PA

Location (state-county): PA

Services Offered:
Support Groups
Vocational Training

Enrollment: NP

Grades or ages of school: Ages 3-21

Gender of students: coed

Offers summer camp, program or school: yes

School's Approach: Vocational opportunities: Career-path identification, vocational assessments,
real-work experiences

Paid Blurb 2015-2016: no

Update 2015-16: yes

Transportation provided: no

Tuition structure (% FAPE reimbursement/financial aid offered, etc.): FAPE

Learning strategies/therapies utilized: Friendship Academy (ages 5-21) implements community-based instruction, whole-child approach, 4:1 student/teacher ratio, Sanctuary Model and positive behavior supports. LEAP Preschool for kids with ASDs and typically developing peers

Support services/therapies offered: Partial psychiatric hospital program for Friendship Academy