Pros: professional development, collaborative team work, true aba program, best practices for autism, positive caring individuals, fun place for everyone
Esperanza Therapeutic Day School provides individualized instruction for students with Autism and developmental disabilities utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Structured Teaching as a means to develop academic, social, vocational and life skills that help improve the students' quality of life and help them reach their fullest potential as active members of their community.
Esperanza ABA School has made significant changes in the past year. The school is a complete turnaround from the previous staff and philosophy. The school has become an awesome environment, safe for students and staff, individuals that work as a team and people that are friendly and happy.
Every Classroom has an awesome team including a special education teacher, a behavior therapist and ABA paraprofessionals. The team works together to ensure every student receives the best instruction and behavior plan.
The best part of my day is watching our students becoming so much more independent, gaining skills and a staff that really cares about the students. Every day I love watching the students participate in a variety of activities including social stories, work stations, hygiene, high level thematic units aligned with the common core and fluency stations. The students also partake in fun activities such as science projects, cooking and doing laundry in the remodeled life skills room, creating art projects, attending plays and community outings!
Every Friday the organization has "Awesome Friday," where the staff comes together and celebrates. Some of the celebrations have included tamales, ice cream sundaes, nachos, pizza party and coffee/doughnuts.