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Watson Institute, The

Map301 Camp Meeting Rd.
Sewickley, PA 15143
  • Education


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

School's Approach

Vocational opportunities: Career-path identification, vocational assessments, real-work experiences

Additional Information:

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: Evaluation
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
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
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