Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School
An Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program For Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
The Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School accepts children between 5 and 12 years of age who reside in all New York City boroughs. Children must exhibit behavioral characteristics associated with autism and must have an educational classification of autism. Students must be recommended for a Non-Public School (NPS) placement. The ultimate goal is to help children achieve the level of functioning that will allow them to transition to less restrictive environments.
- Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
- Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
- Treatment and Education of Autistic and other related
Communication Handicapped Children (TEACCH)
- Sign Language
- AAC Devices / Communication Devices
- Dance / Creative Movement
- Art and Music
- Drama & Sensory Gym
- Multi-Sensory / Multi-Disciplinary Approach
- Technology (computers in each classroom)
- Evidence-Based Programming and Curricula; Reading, Math, Science & Social Studies
- Computer Lab
- Self-Help and Daily Living Skills
- Social Skills
- Person Centered Planning
- Parent Training
- Parent Workshops
- Individualized Programs
- Small Classes with High Teacher / Student Ratios. The staff to child ratios are 8:1:4, 8:1:1 and 10:1:2
- Speech, OT, PT, and Counseling; Individual, Group, or Consultant Model
- The ABA approach is a research-based methodology proven to be effective in teaching children with autism. In addition, the following programs are utilized: TEACCH (Treatment and Education of Autistic and other related Communication handicapped Children), a service delivery model which provides structure to assist children with transitions and organization as well as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Sign Language, AAC Devices / Communication Devices, Dance / Creative Movement, Art & Music, Drama & Gym services. All programs follow the NYS Learning Standards.
- The instructional program focuses on teaching academics, language, self-help, and daily living skills, as well as, appropriate social skills. The Brooklyn Blue Feather Elementary School follows New York State Education Department Learning Standards and all children are assessed alternatively. The school utilizes the Individualized Goal Selection (IGS) and Syracuse Curriculum. Children are taught in small groups with a goal to move to larger group instruction.
HOPE Home Intervention Program
AHRC realizes that there are critical / stressor situations impacting a student’s ability to function in the home and school. To this end, AHRC developed the HOPE Home Intervention Program. The home intervention team works with families in the student’s home to construct a home intervention plan consisting of goals and supports in daily living skills, structured schedules, and behavior.
These services are funded by the New York State Department of Education and, in New York City, operate with the approval of and under the oversight of the New York City Department of Education.
© 1997-2011 AHRC New York City. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Statement.
AHRC New York City is an equal opportunity employer/program EEO/AAP.