Enroll Your Child for 2020-21 School Year

Programs & Services

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.

Ages 3-13

Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI)

The program offers individualized Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) based instruction to children ages 2 to 5 in an intensive 1:1 and 2:1 student-to-teacher ratio setting by professionals qualified in areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services. Teaching sessions are designed to teach communication skills, classroom routine skills, independent living skills such as potty training, and compliance. Further, the program focuses on reducing maladaptive behavior by creating behavior intervention plans individualized for each student. Teaching sessions alternate with small group activities which expose students to diverse social situations to help develop social and motor skills. Each student’s schedule of learning activities is 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:

  • VB-MAPP assessments and programming
  • Functional behavior assessments
  • Behavior intervention plan creation, implementation, and monitoring

Ages 6-12

Primary K-8

The program focuses on implementing individualized grade level instructions that adheres to academic state standards such as Common Core for students ages 6 to 12. Students received individualized teaching through Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and small group instruction on various subjects such as math, science, language arts, and reading. The primary program also focuses on social skills, communication skills, independent living skills, and reduction of maladaptive behavior. Additionally, the program includes individualized fitness components including swimming, yoga, cardio, and strength training.

The program offers 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio and is instructed by professionals qualified in areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services. Cutting-edge technology and targeted software applications such as IXL, a comprehensive K-8 learning experience, Edmark functional reading program, and Maxscholar, a multi-sensory reading and language-based program have been implemented to enhance program efficacy.

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Ages 14-22

The Vocational Program

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. This is a center-based program for students ages 13 to 22, which is geared toward students who are unable to obtain a high school diploma and focuses on vocational training and daily living skills. The work is underscored by four primary principles: functional academics, domestic living, vocational training, and community skills.

The program offers students a variety of experiences including community-based instruction (CBI), job-training, and job placement. Additionally, the program includes individualized fitness components including swimming, yoga, cardio, and strength training.

The program offers 1:1, 2:1, and 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio and is staffed by professionals qualified in the areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services. Each vocational student is assessed using the Community Based Functional Assessment and has and individualized education program that meets his or her needs and interests. These skills are taught using the ABA principles, and include instruction in the classroom, in a home environment, and in the community setting to promote generalization.

Ideal for students who are:

  • Behind in grade level or require an adapted curriculum
  • Experiencing negative peer interactions (bullying) in their current educational setting
  • Having difficulty learning in a large group setting
  • Exhibiting maladaptive behavior requiring functional assessment and behavior intervention with highly trained staff
  • Experiencing difficulty finding meaningful employment

Ages 8-22

The Victory Academy

The program focuses on implementing individualized grade level instructions that adheres to academic state standards such as Common Core for students ages 13-22. Students received individualized teaching through small group instruction on various subjects such as math, science, language arts, and reading. Additionally, the program includes individualized fitness components including swimming, yoga, cardio, and strength training.

The program offers 3:1 and 5:1 student-to-teacher ratio and is instructed by professionals qualified in areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services. Cutting-edge technology and targeted software applications such as IXL, a comprehensive K-12 learning experience, Edmark functional reading program, and Maxscholar, a multi-sensory reading and language-based program have been implemented to enhance program efficacy. The program offers students a variety of experiences including community-based instruction (CBI), job-training, and job placement.

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:

  • Behind in grade level or require an adapted curriculum.
  • Experiencing negative peer interactions (bullying) in their current educational setting.
  • Having difficulty learning in a large group setting.
  • Exhibiting maladaptive behavior requiring functional assessment and behavior intervention with highly trained staff.
  • Experiencing difficulty finding meaningful employment.
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Ages 22+

Adult Program

This program is offered to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities beyond age 22. The program’s objective is to create a level of independency by setting goals, teaching independent living skills, communication skills, and reducing maladaptive behavior. Goals for each student are established and designed during meeting between staff and parents and are monitored throughout the year. The program offers students a variety of experiences including community-based instruction (CBI), job-training, and job placement. Additionally, the program includes individualized fitness components including swimming, yoga, cardio, and strength training.

The program offers 2:1, and 3:1 student-to-teacher ratio and is staffed by professionals qualified in the areas of behavior analysis, education, and other related services.

Watch our young men in action in this video about the Adult Program at The Victory Center!

  • Recreation matching the clients’ abilities and interests
  • Communication training
  • Employment training and development of work habit behavior
  • Peer interactions and a consistent social network
  • Predictable routine
  • Behavior management to remove behavioral barriers impeding community inclusion

Ages 3-22

The Summer Program

This program is not available in 2021.

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.

Ages 5-22

The Respite/Community Programs

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.

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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.