School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Grounded in our overall philosophy that learning is a journey, not a destination, LeRoy Haynes Center’s School for Autism offers specialized educational services and treatments for all children on the “spectrum.”

The school provides small working environments to engage and direct student achievement. The educational program includes:

  • Individualized curriculum based on student needs
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Social communication and functional skills development
  • Sensory integration programs
  • Community-based instruction
  • Occupational and movement therapy
  • Monthly parent training by licensed professionals

Depending on their individual abilities, students are “rotated” and generalized through the program based on their own unique abilities. While some may rotate throughout the day as a large group, others will rotate with one or two other students, depending on their instructional needs, behaviors, and functioning skills.

Our computer lab enhances learning for visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners, while reading and therapeutic labs build and strengthen each child’s cognitive abilities. A “quiet” room is available to support students who experience difficulties with transitioning and change. To help students adapt to their changing environments, we integrate large and small motor skills activities into our daily curriculum.

Students enjoy art, music, and social and recreational play therapy. The enrichment activities, in conjunction with community-based instruction, are vital components of our program. We use two kitchens and a laundry room to model and teach life skills and independency. We provide job coaching and training to help our students to successfully transition into adulthood.

Haynes Partners With Los Angeles World Airports

Haynes School for Autism and Developmental Disabilities has partnered with LAWA to address the needs of families with autism when traveling by air and to create public awareness about autism and possible behavioral issues that might arise at the airport or on a flight. See what Haynes is doing to help.