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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

The mission of The Deron School is to provide a comprehensive school experience within a warm supportive structured learning environment that empowers students to reach their highest level of independence and achievement. Deron prepares students with disabilities to lead successful, productive lives, allowing them to become contributing members of their community. Our students discover talents, cultivate strengths, conquer challenges and fulfill dreams.

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  • Dedicated Staff Dedicated Staff
  • Transition Program Transition Program
  • Extended School Year Extended School Year
  • Autism Program Autism Program
  • Parental Involvement Parental Involvement

Strong community of dedicated staff members, many of whom have been with the school for ten, fifteen or more years. They understand the challenges disabled students face, and they recognize each accomplishment, no matter how small.

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Deron’s Transition program is designed to assist students in making a smooth transition from high school to adult life. Integrated into all areas of the school program, activities are based upon individual student’s needs, interests and abilities.

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Each year, The Deron School offers ESY (Extended School Year – Summer School) programs for students who are eligible to attend under the Federal Requirements of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). According to IDEA, every student with a disability has certain rights, including Extended School Year (ESY) services if considered appropriate.

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The Deron School focuses on developing skills for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder, to maximize their independence and community inclusion. Acquiring these critical social and communication skills promotes safety and expands the students’ opportunities.

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Parents play an integral role in the development of our students. They are informed of progress on a regular basis through written reports and personal and telephone conferences. Parents are invited to Open Houses and many special events throughout the year, and are encouraged to visit at any time on an individual basis.

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

- Benjamin Franklin