We are excited to announce the launch of our pathway to school program, STARS (School Transition And Readiness Skills). STARS is specifically designed to equip students with the tools they need to transition and succeed in a mainstream classroom setting. At our core, we believe that every child deserves the chance to thrive academically and socially, and that starts with a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. With STARS, your child can build confidence, improve their communication, personal care abilities, and develop the academic readiness necessary to succeed in a classroom and school setting.
Our STARS program is located within two elementary schools, STARS North in Shelburne and STARS South in Orangeville. Our program supports students from Kindergarten to Grade 2 who will benefit from an ABA therapeutic learning setting. Our classrooms are open from 9:15am to 2:30pm, five days a week, reflecting a traditional school day. Throughout the program, we place a strong emphasis on open communication with families and community schools to ensure the STARS program’s goal of a smooth and successful transition back into your child’s community school.
Each of our STARS therapeutic classrooms is staffed with a Behaviour Solutions ABA Therapist, who is supported by our staff Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Each STARS classroom also includes an Upper Grand District School Board Certified Teacher, who provides math and literacy instruction, and an UGDSB Educational Assistant for additional classroom academic support. Our classroom environment mirrors a typical school setting, providing students with the opportunity to work on school readiness skills such as following classroom routines, social skills, group play, and independent learning skills.
As part of our commitment to providing accessible and affordable education for children with autism, our twenty-week STARS program is now available at a reduced price of $1450 per week for 25 hours of direct classroom time. This means that families can now invest their OAP funding into their child’s future for just $58 per hour of instruction, making it accessible to more families who may have previously been unable to enroll in this type of opportunity. At Behaviour Solutions DCAFS, our commitment to providing high-quality therapeutic support and education remains at the forefront of everything we do, and we are thrilled to be able to offer STARS to families looking to give their children the best possible support on their educational journey!
We are excited to welcome students to our STARS program and look forward to helping them achieve their “star” potential. Contact us today to learn more about STARS and to enroll your child!