Our classrooms are tailored to the students’ unique needs. Students with autism, emotional/behavioral disabilities and other disabilities become more independent through our focused individualized academic, behavioral, communication, therapeutic and transition services.
ChanceLight’s IEP Services are:
- Result in significant progress
ChanceLight Education partners with more than 200 districts annually to ensure they remain in IEP compliance and provide the necessary education to their most vulnerable and challenging students. We have extensive experience teaching students with autism, emotional/behavioral disabilities and other disabilities ages 3-25 the skills they need to reduce challenging behaviors and increase skills acquisition.
Our practices are founded on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and practiced through our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) framework. ChanceLight Education team members are specifically trained in research-based instructional and behavioral methods designed to improve the academic and behavioral performance, communication and independent functioning of students with IEPs in the least restrictive environment.
ChanceLight offers an educational solution on a district campus that provides students with disabilities more access to typically developing peers while being intensive enough to meet their needs. Students receive the individual attention they require and still have access to the benefits of being on a school campus.
ChanceLight is accountable to public school districts to provide special education and related services in the district building that meet the educational needs of all enrolled students and follow federal, state and district policies and procedures. Students are provided an environment that is positive, focuses on mastery learning and measures progress to ensure success.
ChanceLight can also provide ongoing professional development to build the internal capacity of district personnel to deliver services to students with intensive needs.
Therapeutic Day Schools
ChanceLight Therapeutic Day Schools educate students who require a more structured environment with intensive mental health supports to learn academic, behavior and social skills. We provide individual and group counseling, behavior supports, social skills instruction and academic assistance according to the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Anthony began the 2019-20 school year in a high school classroom in the ChanceLight-Muscogee Therapeutic Day Program.
While enrolled, he progressed in all areas of his IEP and quickly stood out as a student leader. Within several months, he learned to tolerate disappointment, manage anxieties and appropriately advocate for his own needs.
His IEP team soon recommended he transition to his zone school where he will finish his high school career with the appropriate supports and resources in place.
ChanceLight non-public schools (NPS) are state-approved elementary or secondary schools that specialize in providing services for students with needs so exceptional they can’t be met in a public-school setting. Our NPS offers individual and group counseling; behavior supports; social skills instruction; speech, occupational and physical therapy and academic assistance according to a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) in a separate setting. Many of these programs are located on public school campuses, where students can participate in school with their typically developing peers.
Students receive individualized and targeted behavioral interventions to address their specific areas of need, with the goal of a successful transition back into the least restrictive environment or into adult life after high school.
Behavioral Support Services
School districts can engage ChanceLight to provide discrete behavior support services or conduct Functional Behavior Assessments, Functional Analysis Assessment or develop Behavior Intervention Plans. We structure the education environment for maximum support, including the systematic use of resources, physical factors and organizational strategies.
We work with the district to ensure the necessary and qualified staff, including administrators, clinical specialists, mental/health therapists, and behavior interventionists, are in place to implement the programs with fidelity.
Students with autism follow a developmental progression to increase skills in:
Our practices are based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is widely recognized as the most effective, evidence-based treatment for autism and is endorsed by the U.S. Surgeon General and the American Academy of Pediatrics.