- About REED
- News & Events
- Get Involved
- Autism and ABA
REED’s educational programs are directed toward improving the quality of life and education of its students, through the implementation of individualized educational program objectives. As past and current research demonstrates, applied behavior analysis is an effective and measurable treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders. A key objective is to maximize the ability of our students to participate in their community and in a wide variety of social situations. Instruction will be given via intensive one to one and small group sessions as appropriate.
A logical and empirical analysis of education, instruction and management of students, coupled with extensive staff training and systematic behavior management will effectively support the execution of a behaviorally based curriculum.
Academic Subjects and Courses of Study
Based on the needs of our student population, The Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS) will guide REED's curriculum. The curriculum and instructional strategies are continually revised to suit the individual needs of students given the diverse nature of autism spectrum disorders.
REED is committed to the implementation of science-based intervention strategies that objectively define teaching methods, the format and design of the curriculum, as well as data based evaluation procedures. The following major curriculum areas are addressed for each student who attends REED.
The curriculum is prepared in a structured series of steps; learning is built upon previously mastered material. The curriculum format is comprised of instructional goals and objectives for specific skill areas, with each skill being broken down into its appropriate instructional units.
Opportunities for Nonacademic and Extra Curricular Services and Activities
Field trips are planned to learn about and practice appropriate behavior in public environments. Visits to restaurants, malls, bowling alleys, zoos, and other locations will be scheduled on a regular basis.
Participation in after school extracurricular activities will be encouraged, in collaboration with public school districts and community agencies, that support inclusion opportunities such as Boy and Girl Scouts, arts and crafts workshops, music and sports programs.