The Inclusive Education Program allows children with special needs to learn and grow in an environment of acceptance and understanding. Each child is embraced for his or her unique gifts and individualized lesson plans are created to maximize strengths and develop confidence and competence in areas of weaknesses.
The educational goal is to allow each student to realize his/her full potential and become an active and contributing member of his/her community.
The program is available for children of all faiths ages 5-21, offering a curriculum of academics, spiritual development, social development, and includes specialized services such as instruction in daily living skills, motor skills, behavioral support, and speech and language therapy.
Students at St. Anthony participate in grade-level appropriate religion classes and religious curriculum. They are given sacramental preparation and the opportunity to make First Holy Communion and Reconciliation with their peers.
Motor Skills. St. Anthony’s provides help in the areas of adaptive skill development, gross motor skill development and fine motor development designed to improve classroom performance and functional skills.
Speech and Language Therapy. All students enrolled in the elementary and high school programs in need of assistance with their functional communication skills are provided with speech and language therapy. Students improve upon their articulation, language, social skills and grammar. Therapy is provided in individual, small group and classroom sessions.
Behavioral Support. St. Anthony’s provides additional support for behavioral issues for students in need. A clinical psychologist consults with the St. Anthony Behavioral Health Counselor to implement behavioral management plans, stress and anger management, relaxation training and interpersonal skill development. These services are administrated through small and large group setting, individual counseling and consultation with the resource room and regular education school staff. In addition, the behavioral health counselor speaks to peers of St. Anthony students on disability awareness, helping resource room teachers facilitate friendships between St. Anthony students and their regular education peers.