Our model program emphasizes Structured Teaching, Applied Behavior Analysis, Functional Communication and Positive Behavioral Supports as core components of our curriculum. In parallel, we are focused on creating a daily atmosphere for our students that encourages them to practice skills in natural environments. No one child is the same and The Timothy School’s culture thrives on our ability to refine and individualize instruction in unique, creative ways that motivate our students to increase their skills and independence.
The mission of The Timothy School is to provide students, ages five through twenty-one, diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, with the communication, social, cognitive, and life skills necessary to enable them to function as effectively and independently as possible in the least restrictive environment.
Our vision is to empower students with autism to achieve their greatest potential in all aspects of their lives.
Our goal is to expand the reach of our mission and vision and increase community awareness, acceptance, and support of individuals with autism by:
- Providing parents with training and support so that they can serve as partners within the school community and work effectively with their children at home.
- Disseminating research and educating the community about the abilities and needs of people with autism spectrum disorder.
- Providing practical field experiences for university, college, and medical students pursuing studies in special education or developmental disabilities.