Avon Lenox School is dedicated to assisting students achieve their maximum potential for effective independent living and functioning in a diverse society.
Avon Lenox School will strive to ensure that students with disabilities have the educational opportunities needed to develop the skills necessary for successful transition into post-graduation placements.
- All students, regardless of the degree or type of disability, have individual needs.
- Skills, which are attainable for each student in the area of learning, should be identified and nurtured.
- Activities in the school should be success oriented so that each student may have a positive self-image.
- The curriculum should consist of functional, age-appropriate skills and activities that have transitional value for adult life.
- Age-appropriate and functional assessments provide valuable data and will be used to determine student performance and grouwth.
- The process of education involves the establishment of valid ties between the student's home and the school.
- Opportunities must be sought to expand our knowledge and improve our professional development in order to ensure an appropriate education for all students.
- Non-aversive behavior management techniquies should be used except in crisis situations where the students could harm themselves, other students, or school staff.
- The environment should be safe, challenging, and satisfying.