FL: Palm Beach School for Autism Opens New Middle School

The Palm Beach School for Autism (PBSFA) in Florida has opened a new middle school for students on the autism spectrum in grades 6 through 8. The primary focus of the new middle school is to teach students life skills so that they can become independent adults. The program’s emphasis on pre-vocational skills and community involvement will help this middle schoolers prepare for their future.

A few of the skills that will be taught at the Palm Beach School for Autism Middle School include:

  • Writing grocery and shopping lists
  • Using a calendar
  • Paying bills
  • Writing checks
  • Social skills including playing games
  • Using e-mail to communicate with friends and family
  • Riding bikes
  • Office skills
  • Data entry
  • Self-help skills
  • Meal planning
  • and much more

For more information, contact the school directly at (561) 533-9917.

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