Special Care Unit for children with Autism
The special care unit of i-GATE College is committed to help children with autism reach their highest potential. Our goal is to assist them to increase academic focus and build upon strengths while minimizing challenges. We believe that in order for a student to reach their highest potential that we need to acknowledge the fact that they come from a family, they attend a school, and also that they live in a community.
The Special Care Unit (SCU) of i-GATE College provides an academic solution for children facing developmental challenges, which incorporates individualized treatment programs geared toward the advancement of each child. We realize that no two children sharing the same diagnosis will respond equally to the same exact educational program, course of treatment or approach to remediation. Additionally, we are aware that transition is extremely difficult for most children facing these types of challenges. Therefore, we have determined that it is necessary for the best results to make available different types of treatment options so that each child’s specific needs can be addressed.
The treatment modalities offered at SCU are the most cutting edge, research based treatments available to date. These treatment modalities include Applied Behavior Analysis, Adaptive Physical Education, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Skills, Functional Life Skills, Community Based Instruction, Career Guidance, Work Experience, and Physical Therapy.
Our Staff at the SCU are all appropriately trained in their areas of specialization. Each staff member shares the SCU philosophy and vision. They work hard to remain in collaboration with each student’s family/caregiver, school (in the case of clinic based services), and community organizations. The staff is especially conscientious in maintaining an open line of communication with all of the therapists and treatment providers for each student.