A Day Treatment Center for Children with Autism
The Next Step Academy is a day treatment program that is specially designed to meet the educational needs of individuals with developmental delays, specifically individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We offer full time and part time programs in an environment that combines effective therapeutic approaches with traditional educational methods in a dynamic and innovative way.
Our program uses the Integrated Developmental Educational Approach to Learning System™ (IDEA Learning System™) model to design and implement effective intervention programs that address the needs of the child at every level of development to produce significant and lasting social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral changes. Our program combines multiple therapeutic approaches, functional life skills, and traditional educational areas in an individualized treatment program that is customized for each of our students. The individualized nature of our program, including small class sizes (max of 6) and small child to teacher ratios (1:1 or 2:1), provides the support our kids need to get to the next step in their developmental process.
This approach is unique to The Next Step Academy and the benefits can be observed in the progress that is made by each of our students. Focusing on the development of the individual as a whole, and addressing the needs of the mind, body and spirit, children with Autism are able to learn and grow in ways that were once thought impossible.
The Next Step Academy is committed to providing a diverse and challenging learning environment that assists our students in achieving their greatest potential.
NSA uses the IDEA Learning System Model™ in each of it’s students programs.
The Integrated Developmental Educational Approach to Learning consists of 3 main areas of instruction:
Core Foundation Abilities
Learning Readiness Abilities
Cognitive and Academic Abilities