Multi-Intervention Program for Students with Autism (MIPA)
The focus of the MIPA program is on increasing communication, independent life skills, social skills, and academic performance. Students who are receiving special education support due to autism may be candidates for the MIPA program. The program provides a highly structured environment and research-based academic and behavioral interventions for autism. The program uses a variety of strategies to prepare students to transition to less restrictive settings. Examples of curricula used in MIPA classes include the STAR Program (Strategies for Teaching based on Autism Research, Arick, Loos, Falco, Krug, 2004) and the Links Curriculum.
|Preschool Location||Phone||Student Support Coordinator|
|Arlington Traditional||703-228-6290||Sue Essman|
|Long Branch||703-228-4220||Kristen Shymoniak|
|Integration Station||703-462-5184||Sara Shaw|
|Drew Model||703-228-5825||Carlette Bryan|
Two Year Old Toddler Program Preschool Special Education Programs (Cross Categorical)
|Location||Phone||Special Education Coordinator||Phone|
|Drew Model||703-228-5825||Shannon Sterling Hunter||703-228-6045|
|Jamestown||703-228-5275||Shannon Sterling Hunter||703-228-8630|
|Integration Station||703-462-5184||Sara Shaw||703-462-5184|
|Carlin Springs||703-228-6645||Carlette Bryan||703-228-6048|
Three-Five Year Old Programs
|School||School Phone Number||Student Support
|Abingdon||703-228-6650||Dr. Patricia Jonesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Carlin Springs||703-228-6645||Erica Midboeemail@example.com|
|Dr. Charles R. Drew||703-228-5825||Carlette Bryanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Integration Station||703-228-5184||Sara Shaw||Sara Shaw|
Integration Station (IS) has several pre-Kindergarten special education programs that serve Arlington Public School (APS) students ages 2-5 who have disabilities. IS is co-located with The Children’s School (TCS) in Ballston, and provides an integrated educational program for 2-5 year old children with disabilities. The collaboration between APS/IS and TCS has provided students with disabilities opportunities to integrate with students without disabilities for over 20 years.In addition, a special education program for toddlers and a pre-kindergarten multi-intervention program for students with autism (MIPA) are a part of the IS program. Students in the toddler and MIPA programs experience a range of integrated opportunities based on their needs. IS also includes our Community-Based Preschool Support Program serving students with disabilities in community-based settings like private pre-Kindergartens, Head Start and child care centers across the county.Together TCS and IS serve over 200 children consisting of infants, toddlers and pre-kindergarteners.
4420 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 224. For more information, please call 703-462-5184.