North Star Academy provides early behavioral intervention for children ages 2½ to 12 years with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including children with autism spectrum disorder. Each child served at North Star Academy experiences an individualized and comprehensive program designed to assess and treat challenging behavior while increasing functional skills.
North Star Academy utilizes the principles and evidence-based practices of applied behavior analysis. NSA provides on-site assessment of skills and functional analysis of challenging behaviors. Each child has an individualized program based on assessment results and 1:1 instructional ratio.
As appropriate, instruction in the following areas is provided and tailored for each individual: language, communication, social skills, leisure skills, daily living skills, vocational skills, health and safety skills, and academic domains.
There are opportunities for community-based instruction, including trips to CLO's Midnight Farm.
The Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia, a nationally-recognized and specialized online curriculum, is used to assist in the development, monitoring, and summarization of each student’s customized behavior reduction and skill acquisition goals.
North Star Academy utilizes smart technologies, developed by iLink Support Technologies, to monitor and support its students. To learn more, click here.
The journal “Behavior Analysis in Practice” has published a field report on Homelink Support Technologies (now iLink Support Technologies) by Dr. Florence DiGennaro Reed and Dr. Derek Reed. Click on the image to read the publication.