Category: News

Closure Due to COVID-19

Check back here for updated information regarding COVID-19 closures at The Deron School. During this period, we will continue providing instruction via eLearning. More information about The Deron School eLearning program can be found in the “For Parents” section of the website. Quick links to all our digital apps are listed on the eLearning Links […]

What Makes Deron Different

What makes Deron different? In our ongoing series about What Makes The Deron School different, (as well as special), we are focusing on the Transition and Bridge Program in this newsletter. To help us with that background, we spoke with Patty Schmid, Transition Coordinator at Deron. Patty has been at Deron since 1994, starting as the plant and science […]

Coveted Spots Now Open at The Deron School & Great News

The Deron School has two pieces of great news to share. The first great piece of news is that there are open slots at The Deron School for students ages 3-21 and the second is that we are announcing a terrific continuum of education between our two campuses, with the addition of a pre-school program […]

What Makes Red Rabbit Exceptional? Five Facts About This Leading Food Group

As you know, on February 4 The Deron School had the immense privilege of switching our meal service to Red Rabbit, the preeminent nutrition company that now serves 200 centers, daycares, and schools. This has been an exciting partnership, one that we believe supports our mission, commitment to excellence, and will create long-lasting and healthy […]

New Study Documents Importance in Discovering Language Difficulties Earlier On

In a new study on Spectrum News, Diane Putnick — a psychologist at the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development — discovered and stressed how language is most pliable during infancy. “The ability to use language effectively is associated with better social and emotional adjustment, school performance, and job prospects,” Putnick noted. […]

Red Rabbit Will Serve Nutritious Lunches to Deron School Students

The food we eat dictates more than just our diets: it also affects behavior, health, and mental stamina. The Deron School has always valued our students’ wellbeing, and so we’re thrilled to partner with leading nutrition company Red Rabbit for a pilot program to serve nourishing and hearty lunches on our Union campus. Red Rabbit’s […]

Tricare to Cut ABA Therapy Funding Despite Complaints From Patients and Congress

The world of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy is about to get a little bit harder for many families to take advantage of. According to, thousands of families and ABA autism programs could be affected by a funding cut from one of the industry’s largest demonstration programs currently ongoing. Right now, Tricare, the military’s […]

A New Study Suggests That Girls and Boys with Autism Exhibit Different Behaviors

Autism, a neural disorder characterized by impaired communication and repetitive behaviors, is typically diagnosed in children before the age of three. Many specialists have posited that austism has a largely genetic basis. However, a new study says that gender may also increase or mitigate a child’s chances of having autism. According to the study, girls […]