Positive Attitudes Concerning Education and Socialization
The PACES Program
The PACES Residential Treatment Program at the American School for the Deaf addresses the unique needs of deaf and hard of hearing children and youth, whose emotional (or) and behavioral challenges prevent them from being served in more traditional settings. Established in 1982, and the first program of its kind in the United States, PACES offers effective, comprehensive, individualized programming, delivered by experienced, knowledgeable staff. The PACES program is recognized by the CT State Department of Education, State Education Resource Center, as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Model Demonstration Program. The application of a PBIS framework to residential treatment has resulted in a dramatic reduction in physical restraints and seclusions, and the infusion of PBIS strategies into the residential settings, is progressive and unique. Located on the school's expansive campus, PACES serves students between the ages of 6 and 22.
The PACES Program is approved as a special education provider by the Connecticut State Department of Education, the New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Tennessee, Delaware and Rhode Island Departments of Education, and is licensed by the CT Department of Children and Families (DCF).