About Us

The School for Adaptive and Integrative Learning (SAIL) is a dynamic, unique, special education program for residential and day students with developmental, cognitive, motor and other learning disabilities. Our program serves school-aged students from 5 to 21 years of age, most of whom present with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis among other concurrent disabilities. Our program embraces differences and diversity, while celebrating ability and the progress made by each student towards a set of purposeful goals specific to each learner. Our process of teaching and learning is purposed with providing our students a highly-customized and assessment-driven yet standards-based educational experience, resulting in increased levels of adaptability, functional independence, personal fulfillment, and self-determination.

We provide a multi-faceted plan of care designed to meet each student’s needs from a person-centered perspective; with plans executed by our dedicated and highly collaborative multidisciplinary teams. Our goal is to assist each child in achieving their greatest personal potential each day as they learn, grow, and thrive in a welcoming setting among their peers. Our professional, experienced staff members are available on a 24-hour basis to provide all levels of assistance or support a student may need.

“Our mission is to provide superior programs and services for the people and families that we serve”

Mission – Vision – Values

Our mission is to provide superior programs and services for the people and families that we serve. By utilizing innovative, research-based, person-centered strategies, we strive to enable each individual in our care to learn, develop independence in basic life skills, and enjoy a personally rewarding life.

Our vision is rooted in the belief that all people deserve respect, support, and opportunity. With the coordinated efforts of our adaptive and integrative residential school, our comprehensive medical and rehabilitative service departments, our community-based recreation programs, training and support services, we deliver a quality of service that exceeds the highest standards in the field.

Our values are based upon the understanding that all persons can continue to grow, develop and benefit greatly from a high quality, effective, and comprehensive life-skill and wellness program. We believe that progress and achievement must be viewed from the perspective of each person’s unique endowments and potentialities. We believe that all people, with a wide range of abilities; can and must participate in the life and vibrancy of their communities.

Most students who have been referred to SAIL present with Autism Spectrum Disorder, most often concurrent with additional medical and cognitive disorders. Our diverse residential student life setting is home to students with conditions to include Cerebral Palsy (CP), Down syndrome, Sanfilippo Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other diagnoses requiring specialized medical supervision and individual therapies.