Benhaven Academy provides educational services to students with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. The students’ primary needs involve social, communication, coping and executive function skills.
Benhaven Academy strives to provide a welcoming, challenging academic environment for students who learn best in small, individualized settings. Programs for students are shaped through a continuous collaborative person-centered framework involving parents, school district personnel, Academy staff, and students, as appropriate. This collaborative process provides input and direction in the development of the Individualized Educational Program (IEP). The school provides a core academic curriculum delivered by certified subject area teachers and specialized instruction based on the IEP from a certified special education. Our goal is to develop appropriate supports which enable students to thrive by developing the skills and perseverance to transition to a successful future.
Benhaven Academy accepts students ages 5 to 21. Unless otherwise recommended by the Planning and Placement Team (PPT), educational services for each student are provided for a 6 hour day, 5 days per week for a total of 180 days per year. The facility is open 12 months per year, so educational services are provided for additional time during the summer based upon students’ needs and requested by the PPT and documented in the IEP. All staff members work 12 months.