Health and Wellness

dante-3Our Health and Wellness program fully integrates our Health Curriculum with related services of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Social Work Services, as well as our Life Skills Program.  We also have a full time nurse who assists the teachers with health education.  We focus on healthy choices through discussion of diet, exercise, personal care, cleanliness, and such topics as bullying, social skills development and community awareness.  Students are assessed in each of these areas and instruction is individualized specific to their developmental needs.  Our nurse offers education in the area of medication toward independence where appropriate.  Physical Education instruction is also individualized and includes activities that range from individualized goals of skills development and weight management to group activities geared to increased social skills development and weight management to group activities geared toward increasing social skills development.

We address healthy eating through our culinary and nutrition program.  Our students discuss healthy menu choices, and plan menus accordingly.  They shop for the food, prepare it in our kitchen, and eat their meal family style. Finally, the y clean-up  in order to maintain a clean and healthy space for food preparation.