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Victory Center Inc

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Causes: Autism, Autism Research, Disabilities, Education, Health, Special Education

Mission: To provide outstanding evidenced based educational services to individuals with autism and related disabilities in a caring and nurturing environment to help them achieve their fullest potential.

Programs: The victory center offers individualized pre-academic, academic and vocational programs for children ages 3-22. The victory center primary program offers individualized pre-academic and academic programs for children ages 3 to 12. The individualized pre-academic and academic programs and intensive 1:1 and 2:1 sessions alternate with small group activities to help emphasize language development, motor skills and understanding. Children are provided with activities that promote relationships with classmates and are exposed to diverse social situations to encourage sociability. The victory center secondary program consists of the academy program and the vocational program. The victory academy program serves individuals with autism and related disabilities in a supportive setting ages 13-17 with a 3:1 ratio. The focus is on sunshine state standard curriculum combined with life skills. The victory center vocational program serves children ages 14-22 with a 3:1 ratio. It is geared toward students unable to obtain a high school specialty degree and focuses on vocational training and life skills. This work is underscored by four primary principles: functional academics, domestic living, vocational training, and community skills. All students learn self-care skills, health and hygiene, appropriate behavior in social situations, navigating public transportation, scheduling and attending doctor and dentist appointments, merchandising, office skills and planning and participating in recreational activities. The primary and secondary programs are held during normal school days, monday through friday, from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm.

the making friends afterschool program provides a 2:1 student to teacher ratio, with teachers trained in the methodologies and best practices of applied behavioral analysis. The program runs each school year and is available monday through friday from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

the summer program is a continuation of our typical school year services so that students benefit from an intensive and consistent aba program which is vital for meeting their educational and employment goals. For currently enrolled students, the program is offered as a part of their school year. During the summer, a camp-like environment with daily themes is utilized where students and teachers come dressed in fun and themed attire. Summer is also about staying active and having fun as students benefit from weekly field trips throughout miami-dade and broward counties.

the laugh 'n learn saturday program provides a full day of respite services to families in the community on alternating saturdays throughout the school year. This program accepts children with autism and other related disabilities as well as their typical siblings. The program runs at a 2:1 student to teacher ratio and is filled with fun morning followed by day long community outings and activities.

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