Milestones Day School is an approved and accredited private school (Chapter 766) providing a complete education for students by balancing stimulating academics with teaching new and more appropriate therapeutic skills. Our therapeutic curriculum is vast and comprises in-depth lessons and interventions practiced daily for social skills, executive skills, coping/regulation skills, daily living skills, and self-esteem. Every aspect of our program, from the deliberate architecture to the comprehensive curriculum, has been custom designed to support and nurture students while increasing their proficiency at learning and interacting.
Milestones Day School’s Transitions Program is designed for students aged 15-22 to assist with all aspects of transiting to adulthood. The Transitions Program accepts students who progress through our day school as well as students who are currently enrolled in other programs and are looking to gain skills for this next phase of their life.
Our program was carefully developed to ensure students experience a successful transition and to assist with post-graduation goals.
What's Happening at Milestones Day School
MILESTONES’ WORKSHOP SERIES 2014-2015
Open to the public, lunch included, optional tour afterwards
ARCHITECTS FOR LEARNING (Angela Tamborella): OCTOBER 8th 10am-11:30am
Students with weaknesses in language, attention and/or executive function skills often have working memory limitations. The research is clear: Working memory influences listening, speaking, reading, writing, problem solving, and day-to-day functioning in school and in life. Parents and teachers need practical strategies for supporting students who struggle with working memory.
BEHAVIOR AND ANXIETY (Jessica Minihan): NOVEMBER 3rd 10:30-12:30
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that one in four thirteen-eighteen year olds in the general population has had an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Students with Autism are at greater risk than their typically developing peers for developing anxiety and anxiety disorders such as phobias, OCD, and social anxiety disorder. Without intervention, these children are at risk for poor performance, diminished learning, and social/behavior problems in school. Understanding the role anxiety plays in a student’s behavior is crucial and using preventive strategies are key to successful intervention. Effective behavior plans for these students must focus on the use of preventive strategies and on explicitly teaching coping skills, self-monitoring, and alternative responses. As a result of this workshop participants will be able to easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions for reducing anxiety, increasing self-regulation, executive functioning, and self-monitoring.
EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING (Sarah Ward): DECEMBER 11th 10:30-12:30
LET’S MAKE A STORY (Julie Berry): JANUARY (Date TBD)
PARENTING WITHOUT PANIC (Brenda Dater) FEBRUARY 5th 10:30-12:30
Do you ever wish that having a child on the autism spectrum came with instant access to a support group? Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic and Director of Child and Teen Services at AANE, has provided parents with exactly that. Brenda addresses parents’ frequently asked questions with warmth and humor. If you’ve ever wondered when to talk to your child or other family members about a diagnosis, how to foster resilience in your child, or how to bring a little less chaos to your daily life, grab your coffee and join Brenda for stories and practical tips to help you feel more confident and hopeful and parent with less panic.
FINANCIAL PLANNING (Leo Rotman): MARCH 4th: 10:30-11:30
Questions that Leo will answer include: Do I need a special will or will any type be just fine? Are there any government benefits that can help my family? Do I have to do any special planning for my child without the disability? Do I need to select a guardian? What is a special needs trust and do I need one?