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Autism Education

Lakeland Christian School

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Lakeland Christian School

One of the core values of LCS is the belief that we are partnering with parents in the Christian education of their children. We believe that mutual respect, communication and involvement by all partners is essential for success of our mission.LCS is a school. We believe that being a Christian school and being a top-flight academic institution should not be mutually exclusive. On the contrary, we take the mandate of Colossians 3:23 that calls us to strive to be the best. We provide a variety of rigorous, engaging, academic and co-curricular activities that enable students to identify and express the full range of their unique gifts and abilities.

The education and development of children with autism is a distinction of the LCS campus that is significantly impacting lives on a daily basis.

The Discovery Program

The Lakeland Christian School Discovery Program is an educational program for students with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or a related disorder characterized by similar traits as ASD who require a modified academic setting. The program consists of three classrooms with specific curriculum and daily activities designed for students with a diagnosis of ASD.

Our mission is to provide individualized education with the goal of teaching the whole child in the light of God’s Word. Small group instruction is given based on your child’s individual needs in reading and math. Each child will receive an IEP written by the DP teachers driven by data from nationally normed assessments and personal interactions with the student. An annual meeting will be held to discuss student needs and appropriate goals. 

By the second semester of their fifth-grade year, students are assessed to determine the appropriate next step.

ABOUT THE LCS DISCOVERY PROGRAM

  • Offered to ages 4-13* (*age appropriateness is based on the discretion of the administration)
  • Small Group Instruction
  • State Certified Teachers with ESE certification
  • Intervention Curriculum
  • Academic Focus in the Following Areas:
    •  Reading, Math, Writing, Social Studies and Science
    •  Independent Functioning
    •  Communication
    •  Social Skills
  • Inclusion Opportunities/Inclusion Paraprofessional Based on Student Needs
  • McKay and Gardiner Scholarship Accepted
  • Financial Aid Available
  • Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Tutoring Available
  • Sensory Room Available Based on Student Needs

Re-enroll now to secure your spot for next year!