This program is designed for K-12 students with significant mental health needs who require moderate to intensive behavioral supports.
Students in this program are typically classified SED, OHI, or LD but classifications can vary.
Symptoms vary greatly from case to case depending upon the exact size and location of the deleted genetic material.
Sexual behaviors in children are common, occurring in 42 to 73 percent of children by the time they reach 13 years of age.
Developmentally appropriate behavior that is common and frequently observed in children includes trying to view another person's genitals or breasts, standing too close to other persons, and touching their own genitals.
Most cases are thought arise from spontaneous (de novo) genetic errors very early in embryonic development.
The symptoms of cri du chat syndrome vary from case to case.
Students in grades 7-8 experience a small group setting with an emphasis on integrated, thematic units and a project-based focus.
English, social studies and science are intertwined in the design of the learning experiences. Students also participate in family group, focusing on team-building, problem-solving and cooperation.In addition to preparation for the GED test, time is devoted to career exploration, job readiness skills, counseling, social skills, coping skills, and problem solving skills.Students are encouraged to participate in Career & Technical Education for the remaining half of the school day, although many prefer to work part or full time.The characteristic high-pitched, shrill cry associated with cri du chat syndrome is present during the first few weeks of life.The cry, which resembles the mewing of a cat, becomes less pronounced as affected infants grow older.Students in grades 9-12 are placed into small family groups that meet weekly to focus on team building, problem-solving, and building self-esteem.