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Causes: Autism, Disabilities, Education, Educational Services, Health, Special Education

Mission: The monarch school is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences.

Programs: The monarch school is dedicated to providing an innovative, therapeutic education for individuals with neurological differences. Students ages 3 through 30 advance through a developmentally based program based on four core goal areas: ownership of academic competence, self-regulation/self-awareness, relationship development and executive functions. Over half of the school's students have autism spectrum disorders. Classes are small, staffed by highly trained teachers and psychology support staff. The school has developed multiple interventions and a success record which has created an international reputation for excellence in special education and mental health. Enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year was approximately 140 students.

the monarch diagnostic clinic provides diagnostic assessments, consultations and therapeutic support to schools, families and others in the community. Monarch offers a sliding scale for those who may have difficulty affording diagnostic and other assessment services. A qualified family could be eligible for a discount off the originally estimated costs. The monarch training center empowers parents, teachers, administrators, and medical/mental health professionals with the skills and knowledge to transform the lives of students with special needs. The life academy's mission of 'learning the business of life' benefits monarch students as well as the entire houston community. Monarch replication provides hands-on assistance with planning, launching and maintaining new schools like ours around the world.

the transition service experience is geared toward the achievement of apprentice, challenger and voyager objectives within a residential setting to develop a realistic adult repertoire of personal and community competence skills. Psychological and life coaching support is provided through a monarch school executive function schedule of classes and individual meetings, and in liaison with families and monarch transition services faculty. Faculty describe students participating in this component of the voyager program as benefiting from practice living in a small community, in order to develop the set of skills necessary to live apart from their parents or guardians. The voyager program is directed toward success in settings beyond the monarch day program. Individualized learning plans are developed and practiced to support ongoing academic growth, employability training, and transitional readiness. Students receive full support for entering into academic and vocational training programs, at monarch and beyond the monarch school setting. Approximately 24 students were enrolled in the monarch transition services program.

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General Member of the Public

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My son has attended the Monarch School for five years and is graduating this year. This school has given him a sense of community, a better understanding of how to interact with peers and adults, and so much happiness. Before the Monarch School we worried about his lack of social skills and confidence - but now, because of the skills he has gained, he has opportunities and we have hope. We moved from NY for the school, and although I was scared, overwhelmed and worried, I know we made the right choice. I am so glad he has had the opportunity to be amongst such a wonderful, caring, and knowledgeable group of professional (and people with the biggest hearts I have ever met)!