The Education Alternatives Coral Autism Program is a specialized program for students on the autism spectrum. We spoke to Building Director, Jennifer Napier, from EA’s Brook Park campus, about what parents who are looking for an autism spectrum disorder schoolcan expect when transitioning their child to EA. 1. EA Understands Autism The Coral Autism […]
To learn more about how Education Alternatives serves students with emotional needs, we spoke to former EA Building Director at Brook Park and current Director of Clinical Outreach at REACH Behavioral Health, Leah Walters, LPCC/S. What types of students with emotional needs are typically best served at EA? LW: I would say the needs that […]
Many parents are curious about alternate setting programs or “alternative schools” for children struggling with social-emotional issues. Many have questions or uncertainties about reaching out to a program, or may even be unsure if their child qualifies.
Special education is a broad category that includes many different types of students. Special education departments serve students with hearing impairment, speech or language delays, visual impairments, specific learning disabilities and social-emotional issues including emotional disturbance.
At Education Alternatives, staff work with clients on their social-emotional and behavioral health. When dealing with emotional disturbance, our therapists, teachers, and counselors emphasize positive approaches that are affirming rather than punishment-based.
EA provides special education services to students who already have an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) in effect, or are in the process of developing an IEP. Generally, public school districts identify and evaluate children who require specialized educational services.
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak and Governor DeWine’s emergency order closing all schools, Education Alternatives’ facilities will remain closed for educational services until the order is rescinded. During this closure, EA will continue to comply with each student’s IEP and special education requirements.