REACH Summer Learning Program Offers Classes For Kids With Disabilities

Friday, February 7, 2014

REACH Summer Learning program is now an official program of the Chattanooga Autism Center and will begin accepting enrollment applications for Summer 2014 today! Its mission is to provide elementary-age children with autism a safe and structured learning environment throughout the summer. The low ratio classrooms will be staffed with certified special-education teachers who will work with your child on specific IEP goals to maintain skills and reduce the possibility of regression during the summer months. 

This program is for rising 1st – 5th graders (12 and under) who are currently enrolled in a special education classroom (i.e. DCC or CDC) in Hamilton County or surrounding areas. The total cost of the 6 week program is $830 and will be held at classrooms at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson. All completed applications must be turned into the Chattanooga Autism Center. A committee will review all applications and notify you of acceptance by March 31 or earlier if classrooms fill up quickly. Families are asked not to submit any money until they have been notified of acceptance. 

Contact reachsummerlearning@gmail.com or 815-9871 for more information or an application. 


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