Hubbard accepts students ages 5 to 22 who require a self-contained educational environment due to their disabilities, needs, and/or behaviors. The categories of disabilities we serve are broad and include behavioral, cognitive, and learning. The disabilities we accommodate here are all covered under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) while the students we accept are those who, upon thorough record reviews, we feel can benefit from the intensive, person-centered therapeutic support we offer and make significant progress towards the goals and objectives as written in their IEPs. Despite our success with restrictive ratios of staff to students, we abide by the principle that everyone should be educated in the least restrictive environment that is appropriate to meet their learning needs. To that end, we recommend students return to a less restrictive education environment when it is appropriate based upon their progress and capabilities, and we will work with local education agencies (“LEAs”) on smooth transitions.
Hubbard Day provides 1:1 support where each child has an individual instructional assistant, therapist, BCBA, or special education teacher with them every moment of the school day. We follow a 12-month schedule and provide a 30+ hour per-week program that includes an Extended School Year (ESY) session. Instruction is designed by State Certified Special Education Teachers in collaboration with our entire multi-disciplinary Hubbard Day team. Learning objectives are based on Connecticut Core Standards and are differentiated to meet each child’s individual goals. Content levels are assessment driven.
Hubbard has a medical advisor and full-time nurse. The nurse provides medical monitoring support and administers both daily and rescue medications. In addition, he/she handles routine and emergency concerns. Our medical advisor is a pediatrician who oversees the work of the nurse and is available to provide consult throughout the school year.
We provide a broad range of related services, including speech and language therapy (that can incorporate alternative communication and assistive technology strategies), occupational therapy, physical therapy (as needed), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and vocational therapy.