I have just revisited the website of the Haugland Learning Center. The organization runs a summer camp program for children with Asperger’s Syndrome and children with autism. Additionally, the organization runs schools at several locations throughout Ohio – Columbus, Lancaster, Middleport, Portsmouth, and Fremont (opening Fall 2009). Prior to today, I only had the Columbus location listed.
The following is from the Haugland Learning Center website:
Haugland Learning Center serves students preschool through twelfth grade (ages 3-22). We serve students from five counties and most central Ohio school districts. We have several types of classrooms in order to meet the individual educational needs of our students. Our school day is from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Latchkey services are available before and after school.
In addition to low teacher/student ratios, we have additional support staff that are actively involved in the classrooms. Our program coordinators oversee the students IEP’s and curriculum development. Our behavior specialists work with teachers and students to develop behavior plans, reinforce appropriate behaviors, and address disruptive behaviors as needed. HLC has a school-wide reinforcement system with points that are redeemed for rewards or privileges. Individual classrooms and students also have additional motivation systems. Specific behavior plans are written as needed for students needing a more comprehensive support team.
The majority of our students use the Autism Scholarship Program as payment for the school year tuition. Some school districts pay directly for students to attend HLC.
If you are interested in having your child attend HLC, we encourage you to first tour the facility. From that point, a meeting is scheduled for us to answer additional questions and to assess your child to determine an appropriate placement. If we have an opening to meet his/her needs, scholarship paperwork must be approved and students are able to start within a few weeks. We are currently taking applications for the remainder of the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years.
I will be adding the contact information for the new schools to the Ohio Autism Schools section of The Autism Education Site.