Yes – TCI developed its curriculum, which was approved by the State BOE in 2010. The curriculum is aligned with National Standards and NJ Core Curriculum Standards, but is differentiated to account for various learners.
YES – TCI has a Clinical Department, Behavioral Department, with BCBA’s, Speech Language Department and a Transition Coordinator. These members collaborate and coordinate with classroom staff, and families to provide comprehensive services. TCI DOES NOT provide Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy, these services need to be contracted by the sending district; however TCI has the physical facility to support these services being conducted on site.
YES – TCI has a clinical department that provides individual, and paired counseling services, as well as weekly social skills instruction for students. TCI has secured consultative services from Dr. Jed Baker, renowned expert in the field of autism and social skill development.
YES – TCI has after school programs and have partnered with area high schools including Livingston High School and Montclair Kimberly Academy. Our Teen Excursion Clubs(TEC) are one to one student programs pairing our students with peers from Seton Hall Prep, for our male population, and Mt. Saint Dominic’s for our female population.
YES – through TCI’s afterschool programs students have exposure to various recreation and leisure activities, including the arts, sports, games, and health/fitness activities, such as basketball, glassblowing, dance, yoga, and photography.In addition TCI incorporates Interest Groups and Club Activities into students’ school program so they have opportunities to participate in extra- curricular activities comparable to those in a typical high school setting.
YES – TCI has a Clinical and Behavioral Department. Students may receive counseling services as identified in their Individualized Education Plans. All students participate in weekly social skills lessons with the clinical and / or classroom staff. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) implement Behavior Intervention Plans and Positive Behavioral Supports for students if needed. TCI has a behavior management system which can be implemented school wide.
YES – TCI offers comprehensive family training program throughout the year. TCI experts as well as experts in the field of autism provide education in varied topics such as eating issues, adolescent development in students on the spectrum, self-advocacy, post-secondary options, and increasing pro-social behaviors. These sessions occur at the TCI campuses and child care and dinner are provided for TCI FAMILIES.
TCI families also have opportunities throughout the year to meet with our Consultants – Dr. Mark Faber, Psychiatrist, Dr. Stephen Gordon, Psychologist, Dr. Peter Gerhardt, and Maggie Hagerty, BCABA from the Carbone Clinic.TCI’s Behavioral Staff will coordinate home parent training sessions for families in the home one time during the school year. TCI also offers focused support groups on and clinical resource information for families.