Our certified therapists and teachers provide early intervention to infants and toddlers using the natural environments model, always keeping family priorities first and foremost. Social work and vision services, along with speech, OT and special education services are available in homes and childcare settings throughout Monroe County. Our own full day early care and education program welcomes children who receive EI services.
Five-year-old Layla has attended RCN for two years. “Layla is one of our students with great visual skills – but significant autism challenges – She has taken a great interest in a Yoga book. She looks at each image and then puts her body in the pose shown in the book. She has several friends who follow her example making the pose. This little girl will often avoid interaction with her peers, but with this Yoga activity, she really enjoys her peers’ involvement in her play.”
This is an extraordinary step for both the student with autism and her typically-developing peers. She is the leader and uses her visual strengths to support, guide and build special lasting relationship with her peers.
*Check out typical developmental milestones here: