Students are referred by their school district to attend High Road School and are generally in grades 8–12 (aged 13 to 21). They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disability, Other Health Impairments, and more.
We are proud to employ certified special education teachers, Life Space Crisis Intervention trained staff. full time school social works, Speech and language therapists, on staff OT and school psychiatrist.
High Road School of Wallingford sets our program apart from other area programs through our small structured class size. We focus on individual student growth and development with every student getting a tailor plan to fit their needs and requirements. Our ultimate goal is for our students to transition to back to their public school or to being job training or certification program. Some of our students have gone on to attend 4-year colleges and Universities.
We utilize Functional behavioral assessments (FBA) and Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP). We also use the Functional Behavioral Assessment and the Behavior Intervention Plan as a formal way for our team to work collaboratively to determine the best way to help a student behaviorally within our school.
We also have access to many local educational sites; CT Science Center, Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Beardsley Zoo, Maritime Aquarium, and Mystic Aquarium. We also give back to our community we host fundraisers and participate in community events such as Autism and Heart walks. Ever Winter our building maintenance classes build toy boxes. The students then donate their own money to purchase toy to fill the boxes. The toy boxes are then brought by the students and staff to sites such Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Meriden DCF, and Salvation Army.
Transition & Vocational Programming