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Center-Based Oak Tree 8:1:1
This program offers students (5-21) a structured teaching environment that uses the TEACCH methodology to promote independence for students on the autism spectrum. The program provides a supportive learning environment encompassing academics, social skills, pre-vocational and life skills. Students are characterized by intensive management needs that require a structured learning environment, small class sizes and individualized instruction. Additionally, students participate in the NYS alternate assessment and receive a skills and achievement commencement credential upon graduation.

District-Based Oak Tree 8:1:1
This program offers a structured teaching setting that emphasizes best practices in the field of autism. Students access inclusive opportunities as appropriate. Services are limited to direct instruction. Adaptive physical education, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, etc., are available as "related services" to fulfill IEP requirements. Students (grades K-12) in these classes are characterized by intensive management needs requiring a structured environment and small class size.

Oak Tree 8:1:1
A structured teaching setting that emphasizes best practices in the field of autism. Students (5-21 years) are characterized by intensive management needs that require a structured environment and small class size. Physical education is adapted to meet the needs of the students as part of the program. Students typically take the NYS alternate assessment. Typical outcomes include an IEP diploma, supported employment and long-term assistance for adult living.

Our Core Values

  • Students are our first priority.
  • Employees are our most valuable resource.
  • Cultivating diversity, equity, inclusion and guarding against bias are essential.
  • Everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
  • All employees will exhibit professionalism, integrity and excellence.
  • Creativity and continuous improvement are crucial to everything we do.
  • A safe, challenging and nurturing environment supports learning.
  • All can learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally.
  • Customer service and collaboration are key to being a successful and trusted partner.