In PACES, students are provided with the appropriate academic opportunities to meet the needs of their unique learning styles. Staff prepare students for successful futures, whether entering college or pursuing vocational careers.
The ASD campus is culturally and linguistically accessible. Utilizing an American Sign Language/English Bilingual approach, students are provided with a dual language foundation in both American Sign Language and written and spoken English. This approach integrates American Sign Language, speech, auditory training, reading, writing, and the use of assistive learning devices.
Our Connecticut State-certified teachers, residential counselors and support staff are trained in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), an educational framework that focuses not just on academics, but also social, emotional and behavioral support. Class sizes remain small, allowing teachers to provide individualized instruction. As students prepare to graduate, PACES is committed to ensuring a successful transition from ASD back to their home communities.
For many students, PACES offers a new beginning, allowing them to grow, develop, and communicate in ways that were not possible in other learning environments. By supporting our students socially, emotionally, behaviorally, and academically, we help them improve their communication skills, minimize their frustrations and uncover the talents that allow them to thrive.