Cognitive Disability

 

 

SASD's program for the cognitively disabled provides:

  • vocational/career experiences and instruction to enable students to reach their highest degree of employability
  • students with an opportunity to develop personal care and daily living skills which enables them to become as self-sufficient and independent as possible
  • an emphasis on academic and communication skills directed toward employability and independent living
  • an appreciation of the fine arts as an outlet for creativity and non-verbal expression
  • alternative methods of learning to compensate for deficits based on individual need
  • school and community experiences with appropriate behavior models to help develop socially acceptable behaviors
  • instructional experiences which enable students to become aware of recreation and leisure time activities in the community
  • maximum opportunities for student involvement with regular education programming
The cognitive disabilities program is divided into two levels.
  • Cognitive Disabilities - Borderline (CDB)
  • Cognitive Disabilities - Severe (CDS)
CDB programming is available at the following locations in the district:
  • Elementary School: Cleveland, Cooper, Grant, Jackson, Wilson
  • Middle School: Farnsworth, Horace Mann, Urban
  • High School: North, South
CDS programming is available at the following locations in the district:
  • Elementary School: Madison
  • Middle School: Horace Mann
  • High School: North

Community-based program, SAIL, located at Garton Toy for students who have completed four (4) years of high school.