Mission: To empower at-risk individuals to take charge of their own learning and be competent, caring and contributing members of society; and to provide training opportunities for families and professionals to support those efforts.
Programs: Autism Spectrum Disorders Program, Special Education Day School, Early Childhood Education Services, Community Outreach Services, Mental Health Services, Transition and Adult Services, Supported Employment and Job Placement Services, Taking Charge Mentoring Program
Professional with expertise in this field
I have known about IRL since the late 70's and I can tell you that as a teacher, I have been deeply moved by the difference I have been able to make with kids utilizing the Taking Charge (TM) materials. I have gotten extreme satisfaction professionally and personally in not only teaching academic skills such as reading and math, but also life skills such as being considerate and expressing oneself appropriately. It is an honor to support and work for this agency. I encourage teachers to explore the possibilities of taking your practice to the next level. Jump in, the water's fine!