Posted: Sep 18, 2009, 14:26
THE JOSHUA SCHOOL
Executive Director/Educational Director
The Joshua School is a private, nonprofit educational center founded in 2005 by six educators. It works with children and young adults ages 2½ to 21 years and their families who are challenged with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. The Joshua School specializes in early intervention, Autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, cognitive challenges, communication challenges, social skills instruction and daily living skills instruction.
Jason Gruhl, the Executive Director of the Joshua School and one of the original founders, has an MA in Counseling Psychology and has a Colorado Teaching License in Severe Needs. He is also on the Colorado Department of Education -Autism Task Force and is the Vice President of the Autism Society of Colorado. Robin Talley is the Early Intervention Director at The Joshua School and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, holding an MEd in early childhood /special education, a BA in sociology and a Colorado teaching license. Robin Singer is the Special Education Director who holds an MA and BA in Special Education. The Joshua School is approved by the Colorado Department of Education and licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services.
The school offers three levels of care including the Early Intervention Program for children ages 2 ½ to 6 years old, operating year round. It uses a variety of curriculum in addition to preparation of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The School Age Program for those ages 6 to 21 involves a wide range of assessments and an IEP, in addition to community outings that include recreational and skill building activities and academics that are taught using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. The Transition and Vocational Program offers students opportunities to integrate and work in the community, in addition to participating in post secondary education, vocational training, integrated and supported employment and independent living.
[This information came from The Joshua School website.]