“I like the Library, and I like our books a lot.” - Austin (Student)
We believe in fostering our students’ interests to prepare them for lifelong learning and success in social relationships, work, independent living, and leisure. Current research on adults with challenges in language, learning, and social problem-solving skills indicates that even when their education is complete and they are part of the workforce, issues of isolation and depression persist. It is also well-documented that autistic adults may lead less than healthful lives, developing higher rates of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. We teach independent living skills such as home maintenance, art, and cooking to address these issues. Experiential learning makes lessons memorable and provides much-needed practice.
Literacy is also an essential part of our curriculum that our students thoroughly enjoy. In addition to the School Library, students have access to the Juvenile Reading Room of the Philip Weltner Library of Oglethorpe University.