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KENT COUNTY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
DELAWARE AUTISM PROGRAM

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 MISSION STATEMENT:

The Kent County Community School and Delaware Autism Program, with the cooperation of the parents, students, staff, and all community stakeholders, seek to enhance the opportunities, to increase the student’s level of independence, self-esteem, personal confidence, in preparation for the opportunities that await the students through each transition.

SCHOOL PROFILE:

The Kent County Community School (KCCS) serves approximately 235 students that range in age from three to twenty-one who exhibit a variety of disabilities that include physical, sensory, cognitive, communication, and those that are medically fragile. We also provide support to the district’s Autism program. As an educational facility our primary purpose is to provide an educationally appropriate program for each student designed around their individual needs and supported by our related services. Our staff consists of the principal, two associate principals, senior secretary, office clerk, 3 educational diagnostician, 2 instructional coaches, 1 technology paraprofessional, 38 teachers, 75 paraprofessionals, 6 psychologist, 8 speech pathologist, 4 nurses, 7 occupational therapist, 2 physical therapist, 1 aquatics director, 1 certified lifeguard, and 2 adaptive PE teachers. Other programs include music, art, physical education and a sensory integration room. Specialists in visual impairment, deaf-blindness, and orthopedics (from the public and private sectors) serve the students on a regular basis. A consultative and integrated approach to service delivery is used where teachers and therapists work collaboratively in designing and delivering educational and therapeutic strategies in the classroom.

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