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Coral Autism Program

Our Coral Autism Program

Qualifications

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Autism Spectrum

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Pre-School, School-Age

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Need–Sensory environment with tools for individualized communication

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Autism Spectrum

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Pre-School, School-Age

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Need–Sensory environment with tools for individualized communication

EA’s Coral Autism Program is a program designed for students on the autism spectrum, ages 5-18. Coral’s model incorporates Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) to focus on each child’s individual needs.

Coral supports the development of communication and interaction with others, in the school, home, or community environment. Coral incorporates EA’s philosophy of “Unconditional Positive Regard” to create a supportive learning environment for each child.

Each Coral classroom is staffed by a licensed intervention specialist and support staff who apply the ABA and unconditional positive regard concepts. Each Coral classroom in our autism spectrum school is staffed at a maximum of six students.

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Key Aspects of Our ABA Autism School

  1. ABA focus – Applied Behavior Analysis is the recognized standard therapy for children on the autism spectrum. An “ABA autism school” is a school where each student has individual goals and a specific plan of “A-B-C’s” – the antecedent, behavior, and consequence. The goal of therapy is to understand the antecedent (what precedes the behavior) as well the behavior itself, and then to use positive reinforcement to encourage appropriate behavior.
  2. Supplemental programming – Coral program participants may receive other services including occupational therapy and speech pathology, depending on the needs of each student. Other students learn life skills at EA’s VisionQuest transition program, which focuses on independent living, and other foundations for healthy adulthood.
  3. Sensory spaces – EA campuses have dedicated “sensory rooms” for students to use for emotional regulation. These spaces provide a dedicated area for calming and give students the opportunity to process emotions with visual, auditory, and tactile aids.
  4. REACH Behavioral Health – Students and families in the Coral Autism Program also qualify for wraparound services through REACH Behavioral Health, including individual and family therapy and psychiatry. Working holistically with families improves outcomes and creates multiple pathways for growth, understanding, and progress.

Coral is offered at five Education Alternatives campuses throughout northeast Ohio, serving both the Akron and Cleveland metropolitan areas. The process to enroll a student in the Coral Autism Program is the same as the standard EA enrollment process.

Contact Us with Questions About Autism Programs

To learn about our process for educating students with autism, or to schedule a tour of a Coral classroom, be sure to contact us today.