Shrub Oak is being set up as a center of excellence, where we will use our expertise to discover each student’s interests, abilities and strengths
SHRUB OAK, N.Y. (PRWEB)
December 05, 2017
Shrub Oak International School (“Shrub Oak”) – a new, world-class special education boarding and day school that will serve an international population of young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – today announced that it is now accepting students for the next school year, which will begin in September 2018. The Westchester County school’s mission is to advance autism education by providing the field’s most innovative evidence-based academic and therapeutic approaches as it helps students prepare for a purposeful, independent future.
“Our central guiding theme is that, with an integrated mix of the right transition-focused experiences, interventions and learning curricula, every student can succeed on the path toward a fulfilling future, when educators are attuned to the individual’s unique abilities, interests and goals,” said Dianne Zager, Shrub Oak’s Dean of Education. “Shrub Oak is being set up as a center of excellence, where we will use our expertise to discover each student’s interests, abilities and strengths; then we will employ best practices and resources in a state-of-the-art, immersive learning environment to ensure that when a student graduates, it is into a world of possibility.”
Earlier this month, the school announced its founding by a trio of renowned visionaries, including:
- Gil Tippy, Psy.D., Co-Director and Head of Clinical services is a world-leading expert in developmental approaches to intervention for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and psychologist and is a founder of the renowned Rebecca School in New York City. He is a co-author, with Dr. Stanley Greenspan, of the renowned book “Respecting Autism,” which defines the highly successful use of developmental, individual difference, relationship-based principles (DIR)/FloortimeTM, a groundbreaking approach incorporated into Shrub Oak’s curriculum.
- Dianne Zager, Ph.D., Co-Director and Dean of Education is recognized globally as a pioneer in autism education. She has consulted with school districts across the U.S….