Educational Program

  • Types of Environments and Settings

    Brennen School, through the Christina School District, is able to provide a full continuum of educational settings ranging from a separate school through full inclusion and everything in-between.

    Educational Program

    • Evidence-based best practices from the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) 
    • Classroom teams meet weekly
    • Visual Supports
    • Communication Systems
    • Picture Schedules
    • Assistive Technology
    • Non-verbal cuing and prompting strategies
    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
      • PECS was developed here at Brennen in the late 1980s and early 1990s 
      • Direct participation of staff, some of whom continue with Brennen
      • Recognized as a leading strategy for developing language

    What Sets Us Apart?

    • Unique and valued situation and relationship with the Christina School District (CSD)
    • No peer in the nation and is unique to CSD
    • Nationally recognized

    Collaborative Team

    Identified for each student:

    • Parents
    • Autism Teacher
    • Paraprofessional 
    • Speech and Language Pathologist
    • School Psychologist and Behavior Analyst
    • Other related service staff

    Other Related Services/Supports

    As determined by IEP Team:

    • PE and Adaptive PE
    • Music Therapy
    • Art
    • Vocational Specialists and Training
    • Community Training
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Residential Services
    • Parent Training
    • Community and Recreational Access