School-based Programs available through HMEA are available for children over the age of 3 years who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, a developmental disability, or other behavioral challenge. Working in partnership with schools and families we use the best practices available to develop educational objectives and teaching strategies tailored to each child's individual needs. The goal of HMEA's school-based services is to help each child achieve his/her personal goals in school or in the community either through consultation with school professionals or via direct provision of services. School-based serves are paid for through funding provided by the local school district or through private payments.
As with our home-based programs, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) serves as the foundation for service provision within the school-based program - incorporating assessment, identification of objectives systematic instruction, and data analysis. These techniques can be used to teach a wide variety of skills identified on a child's IEP. Consultation and training to the child's team of school professionals is also provided in order to help facilitate the child's inclusion and participation in the classroom.
School-based services include: