The ACLD Tillotson School provides highly specialized special education programming for eligible students, ages 5 – 21, via the Reading Clinic, the Specialized Learning Center, and the Autism/Life Skills Support Program.
The Reading Clinic supports students in need of intensive, high frequency reading interventions, delivered with direct, explicit instruction on a 1-to-1 basis or in small groups.
The Specialized Learning Center supports students with neurological impairments and moderate to severe learning disabilities in need of direct, explicit, and multisensory instruction with research based methodologies.
The Autism/Life Skills Program supports students with autism and/or intellectual disabilities who are in need of highly structured, research based programming to gain optimal access to learning. Assistive technology supports an adapted curriculum, which is aligned with the Pennsylvania Core Standards. Individual and small group instruction, sensory integration support, and executive functioning support are also available to students enrolled in this program.
Our students receive a personalized learning plan that focuses on individual student growth. The student centered plan, in conjunction with the IEP, ensures that every student’s needs are met and every student continues to grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Our course offerings include core academics, a variety of electives, as well as gym, art, and music.
All students have access to a sensory room, a variety of counseling groups, social skills learning, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and a school based behavioral health program. A strong transition program ensures that all students are prepared for college, trade school, employment or independent living upon graduation. Student learning is enhanced by weekly clubs and partnerships with community organizations.
Students’ needs can be met in one or a combination of programs on a full-time or part-time basis. The ACLD Tillotson School works in partnership with surrounding school districts to make access to home schools a viable option for all students.