Highland Community Learning Center provides an alternative learning experience for all children in our community from kindergarten to twelfth grade. No matter their background, each child deserves a top-notch school experience that teaches the same skills and offers the same level of socialization as any typical school. We are also proud to serve children with autism and autism spectrum disorder at our learning center. All services required by the students IEP will be available and administered on site.
These services include:
All of our personnel at Highland Learning Center are trained to improve the communication/socialization skills of our students. Our autistic students will work closely with our trained staff to give them the best schooling experience possible. Choosing an alternative learning center, especially for a child with autism, can be a challenge; Highlands offers the peace-of-mind that your child will learn, socialize, and get a great schooling experience during their years at our school. Beyond simply serving the children with special needs in Columbus, we are also a learning center that has the direct ability to help you sign up for the Autism Scholarship and the Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship so that we are able to also give peace-of-mind that your child's learning experience will be affordable!
Please fill out the contact form below to get more information about the scholarships, our learning center, and any other information you may like. And always feel free to contact us about a tour and sit-down meeting to discuss enrolling at Highland Community Learning Center!
The curriculum used was specifically researched for autism spectrum disorders facilitating development of foundational skills for future learning. The curriculum addresses academics and social issues that may exist integrated into each lesson plan.
Highland's school based services provide special education and behavior analytic (ABA Therapy) services to students with autism between the ages of 6-21. We offer small group as well as 1:1 services. The school is open year round and follows a traditional school calendar with classes held Monday through Friday. We also offer an 8 week summer session.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a science that measures observable behavior. It looks at what occurs before a behavior (antecedent) and what happens after a behavior (consequence). In addition, the methods of ABA are applied by breaking down skills into simple steps and teaching each step in succession.
The Autism Scholarship Program (ASP) gives the parents of children with autism who qualify for a scholarship the choice to send the child to a special education program
other than that operated by the school district of residence to receive their education and the services outlined in the child's individualized education program (IEP).
Any student who has been identified by their district as a child with autism and for whom an IEP has been created qualifies for the Autism Scholarship.
STEP 1 SUBMIT AN APPLICATION
This form will serve to open your enrollment file and give the necessary information to verify your eligibility and funding for therapy.
STEP 2 SERVICE ELIGIBILITY AND FUNDING VERIFICATION
After receiving your application and diagnostic records, we will submit your file for verification. There are no guarantees of coverage for services.
STEP 3 SCHOOL TOUR AND MEETING
This is a great way to check out our facility and speak to professionals who will be able to address any questions about our program.
STEP 4 FILE COMPLETION AND ENROLLMENT
Once you have decided to enroll your child and your eligibility for services and funding have been confirmed you will be asked to provide the rest of the documentation for enrollment.
STEP 5 SERVICE INITIATION
A parent orientation meeting will be schedule. At that time your child's program start date will be confirmed.
To find out more information about our specialized Autism program contact us.