We believe a comfortable environment is a nurturing environment and a nurturing environment is a learning environment. Every room is filled with large windows and bright colors. In every moment lies a learning opportunity, and both Milestones' program and environment are geared toward taking every advantage of each moment large and small.
Individual Academic Levels
Milestones' students often have uneven academic profiles. With our low student to staff ratio, our faculty is able to meet students where they are and appropriately challenge their abilities with a variety of curricula, ranging from advanced to remedial academics.
Learning Skills for Life
Our Transitions Program is designed for students 14-22 years of age and offers an opportunity to prepare for adulthood. Our expert educators and therapists help young adults gain valuable skills, with flexible programming designed to fit our students' individual needs and goals.
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 Services are designed for students aged 15-22 to assist with all aspects of transitioning 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.
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COMING UP AT MILESTONES…
~ OPEN HOUSE ~
DATE CHANGED – Now being held on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 10:30am-12:00pm
Milestones will be hosting our next open house in early April! We welcome districts, advocates, and potential parents to join us for an informational tour of the school and an opportunity to ask questions about our program.
Light refreshments will be provided.
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April 13, 2016 Autism Omnibus Bill – What it Means for the Department of Developmental Services from Eligibility to Service Delivery presented by Janet George, Ed. D, 10:30-12:30 @ Milestones Day School
Our community achieved a huge victory when the Autism Omnibus bill passed in late 2014. One piece of the bill has broadened the definition of developmental disability to include autism, Smith-Magenis syndrome, and Prader-Willi syndrome. This change will assist many individuals on the autism spectrum whose functional needs are not reflected by their intelligence quotient (IQ) score and who were previously denied access to the Department of Developmental Services (DDS).
At this training, you will learn about the implementation phase of the bill, such as the expected number and service needs of individuals who now qualifies for DDS services. There is a pressing need to serve hundreds of adults with ASD in which many have different service needs, such as “site-less” employment, and support needs, such as mental health services.
May 18, 2016 Practical Approaches to Social Thinking presented by Nancy Clements MA, CCC-SLP, 10:30-12:30 @ Milestones Day School
The Social Thinking Methodology has become increasing embraced for all learners. This general overview will provide practical applications for using the core concepts associated with Social Thinking including the link between social interpretation and academics. Participants will become familiar with strategy-based frameworks based around the Social Thinking Vocabulary and implementing these frameworks across environments. The use of Social Behavior Mapping as a core treatment based concept for Problem Solving, will also be presented.
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