Enroll Your Child for 2020-21 School Year
At The Victory Center, each child’s program is specially designed to meet his or her specific needs and to take into account individual strengths and weaknesses. Our Individual Education Objective Program (IEOP) is based upon an in-depth assessment of the child. These programs include language, self-help, social skills, and life skills. In contrast to the more typical home-based therapy program, The Victory Center provides continuous opportunity for and the facilitation of social skills that children with an ASD diagnosis may typically lack.
EIBI and IBI offer individualized ABA-based instruction to children ages 3 to 13, 5 days per week across the school year. The individualized program and intensive 1:1 and 2:1 student-to-teacher sessions alternate with small group activities to help develop classroom skills and social skills. Children engage in activities that build relationships with classmates and expose them to diverse social situations. These efforts are one facet of the behavior intervention plans for students who struggle with compliance difficulties and/or exhibit maladaptive behavior. Each child’s schedule of learning activities is custom designed to meet his or her needs.
The goal is to foster and maximize students’ skills and learning at a critical stage in their development. Program activities include:
The focus of these programs is to implement individualized grade level instruction that adheres to academic standards such as the Common Core. These programs use curricula which are self-paced and highly interactive. The programs help prepare students to learn in mainstream and less restrictive settings and, when applicable, prepare graduates for post-secondary education and/or employment.
Students participate in small group instruction on various subjects such as math, science and reading. In addition, students practice social skills, life skills and job skills in the community and with neurotypical peers from local high school programs. The Academy programs include individualized fitness components, including swimming, yoga, cardio and strength training.
Ideal for students who are:
The Vocational Program, unique in the South Florida area, focuses on teaching functional skills that allow an individual to be more independent when he or she transitions to adulthood. A center-based program for students ages 14 to 22, the program is geared towards students who are unable to obtain a high school diploma and focuses on vocational training and daily living skills. This work is underscored by four primary principles: functional academics, domestic living, vocational training, and community skills.
All students learn self-care skills, health and hygiene, appropriate behavior in social situations, navigating public transportation, scheduling and attending doctor and dentist appointments, merchandising, office skills, and planning and participating in recreational activities. These skills are taught using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and include instruction in the classroom, in a home environment, and in community settings in order to promote generalization.
The program offers students a variety of experiences including community-based instruction (CBI), job training, and job placement. It offers a 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio and is staffed by professionals qualified in the areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services. Each student is assessed using the Community Based Functional Skills Assessment and has an individualized education program that meets his or her needs as well as interests.
Ideal for students who are:
We are SO happy to share with you the addition of an Adult Program at The Victory Center for Autism & Related Disabilities. This program serves those who have “aged out” of the school system but require significant support. Starting small, but sure to grow quickly!
It’s a sad fact that in the autism world, kids with significant disabilities can stay in high school till age 22, and then they “age out.” It’s not graduating, they don’t receive a degree, they just leave. And then what?
The Victory Center has added an Adult Program to serve the needs of people with disabilities beyond age 22. The goal of the adult program is to create some level of independency by setting goals, teaching life skills, improving communication, and reducing negative behaviors.
Meetings between staff and parents provides parents with an opportunity to express the goals they would like their kids to achieve while putting everyone on the path toward the same objectives.
The adults currently in the program are learning how to bake, cook and prepare their food. They are learning life skills regarding in-home activities such as brushing teeth in the morning and doing laundry.
Although this program is new for The Victory Center, the staff is committed to building a beneficial program for these adults while providing another critically important aspect – and that is companionship.
Watch our young men in action in this video about the Adult Program at The Victory Center!
The Victory Center Summer Program is a 9-week continuation of center-based programming for students with autism and related disabilities. Students continue to make advances and gains towards their individualized goals using ABA approaches.
Most school programs do not include the summer months which presents a great challenge for parents with a child with a developmental disability. Here at The Victory Center, parents are assured during the summer months and can take comfort in knowing that their child is under the care of highly trained staff who are supervised by BCBAs.
During the summer months, students also participate in weekly field trips and recreational activities such as swimming lessons. These weekly field trips and activities present valuable opportunities to ensure that skills taught in the classroom are generalizing to the community. For many students, these trips would not be possible without the support of highly trained staff.
Research shows that parents and caregivers who have a child with autism experience increased stress. The Victory Center respite/ community programming recognizes these risk factors and the importance of reducing parental stress.
The Saturday Laugh N Learn Program
provides families with an option for weekend respite with added assurance that their child has expert care in a safe, fun, and loving environment.
The Saturday Teen Activities and Recreation (STAR) Program
provides teens with the opportunity to form social networks with peers and peer models (neuro-typical high school student volunteers) acquiring friendships and strengthening valuable social skills with the guidance and supervision of trained staff.
The Aftercare Program
provides individuals ages 5-22 years old after school care in a nurturing and stimulating environment with intensive 2:1 student-to-teacher ratios. Staff are trained to continue working on the students’ individualized communication and leisure goals. Available Monday through Friday, 2:30- 5:30 pm.
Saturday programs are offered 2-3 times per month, averaging 6 hours, and are open to all members of the community following a brief evaluation by a BCBA.
Join our growing team of ABA Teachers
Experience the satisfaction of knowing your work can help students with Autism & Related Disabilities gain functional and meaningful skills to achieve greater independence.
The Victory Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is proudly supported by the following generous and community-oriented partners. They support us, please support them.