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special day school program | Fairview Heights and Belleville, Illinois

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The Illinois Center for Autism’s (ICA) Special Day School Program is Illinois State Board of Education approved and offers year round educational programming to students between the ages of 3 and 21 diagnosed with autism, cognitive disabilities, specific learning disabilities, speech-language impairments, emotional disabilities, other health impairments and developmental delays.

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Each student placed at ICA has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) developed to meet his/her specific learning needs.  The IEP contains goals that focus on educational acquisition as well as developing independence, social skills, meaningful communication skills and appropriate behavior.  The IEP is implemented by Illinois certified special education teachers with the support of teaching assistants, who are Illinois certified regular education teachers, and teaching aides, who are Illinois certified paraprofessionals.  Speech and language services are provided by Illinois licensed speech/language pathologists.

In addition to services provided at the main campus, ICA has also developed relationships with local educational districts to provide services to students in the public school setting through the creation of satellite classrooms.  ICA currently has satellite programs in Granite City, Illinois and Troy, Illinois.


Fairview Heights Campus/Belleville Campus
The Illinois Center for Autism's Special School Program is comprised of two campuses. Our Fairview Heights program supports our adolescent students in 9 classrooms. Our Belleville Campus supports our elementary students in 6 classrooms. Students at both locations receive academic and speech services as defined in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP)..

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