Our first priority is to keep our students safe and regulated while enhancing their lives and independence through the acquisition of skills, knowledge and self-assurance and never forgetting how much patience, love and dedication play a part in serving those with special needs.
At the core of our mission and embedded in both our guiding principles and everything we do is the idea that every student deserves an appropriate education that advances his/her capabilities in order to succeed in a school environment and beyond the classroom. Abiding by that view requires our teachers, therapists, vocational specialists and transition programmers to work collaboratively with each other and with school districts to share responsibility for ensuring that those with identified disabilities meet with success—because every student can be taught when instruction is designed for their needs and they are given the proper care they need to learn.
More specifically, special education at Hubbard comprises individually created programming and includes: special education instruction; social, emotional and medical support; related services, including occupational, physical and speech therapy; applied behavioral analysis (“ABA”); as well as vocational and transitional training—all administered by certified special ed teachers, licensed therapists, Board Certified Behavioral Analysts (“BCBAs”), Registered Behavioral Technicians (“RBTs”) and/or paraprofessionals. The results are bespoke programs that fully meet each student’s Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) and enable them to appropriately develop.
Our district has worked closely with Hubbard since their inception. Hubbard was up against the odds with opening a new school at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic; however, they rose to the occasion. The Hubbard team is very clearly composed of a dedicated group of professionals, who put the needs of their students above all else. Their clear and consistent communication with parents and referring district have allowed for transparency and collaboration. It has been a pleasure to work with the Hubbard team and I hope to continue that relationship for years to come in an effort to support our students.