At Plan Bee Academy, we specialize in meeting the educational needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disabilities. Our focus is on the whole child and his/her family. Instruction includes academics, job readiness skills, social skills, language skills, motor skills, life skills, and independent skills. All of these skills are taught using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on Verbal Behavior and decreasing behaviors that interfere with a child’s success in the least restrictive environment. Our primary mission is to work together with children, youth and families with Autism and other related disabilities for continuous improvement in the quality of life for all those affected. We strive to make each and every student feel included, empowered and independent in all environments including the school, community and home.
This is accomplished by building an individualized educational program for each student by using appropriate curriculum and real life experiences matched to the student’s needs and abilities. We collaborate with the families and placing divisions to determine appropriate goals and long term plans to achieve the highest level of independence and quality of life. We together create a positive learning experience and success for all students and families.
We offer an intensive, individualized program to include academic instruction based on the Virginia Standards of Learning in conjunction with community-based instruction, behavior-management, and related service collaboration. All students’ Individualized Education Plan or Individualized Instructional Plan goals and objectives are monitored and followed over the course of the school year.
Our goal with each student is to return them to a less restrictive setting. This “transition” is a team decision that is determined in an IEP meeting and will include procedures and supports from Plan Bee Academy to increase the likelihood of success.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your child in our program. On behalf of the entire staff, we look forward to great progress and accomplishments.
Wendy L. Fitch, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
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