A Better Chance School/cal Autism Foundation

California Autism Foundation's mission is to provide people with autism and other developmental disabilities the best possible opportunities for lifetime support, training and assistance in helping them reach their highest potential for independence, productivity and fulfillment.
Our community based education programs at A Better Chance School and ABC Camp provide 35 children with education and activities year round.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3
  • Enrollment: 45 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 3
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Year Founded
1999
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
45 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
43%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
A Better Chance School/cal Autism Foundation Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
8 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Paid by school districts
Admissions Director
Edith Molinier

School Notes

  • ABC School is a non-public school that serves children and young adults from ages 6 to 22 that have autism and other developmental disabilities.ABC School offers community-based programming which provide students the opportunity to learn generalized skills that are transferable to daily real world settings in addition to the classroom environment. ABC School`s highly specialized curriculum and highly trained staff, excel in helping students who have been unable to succeed elsewhere. ABC School`s functional skills curriculum includes math, language arts, vocational training, culinary classes, art classes, music classes, travel training and self-help skills. ABC School utilizes Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), TEACCH structured teaching methodologies, Pivotal Response Training, and Community Based Instruction (CBI). ABC School specializes in behavior management, offering a positive behavior support approach to maladaptive behaviors that prevent the student from being successful in a less restricted environment. Utilizing a team approach, students are regularly assessed to determine skill acquisition and maintenance in accordance with the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals. ABC provides 1:2 staff to student support unless otherwise specified in a student`s IEP. Workability vocational training and transition preparation program for students 16 years of age and older is provided. In this comprehensive program, students are assessed to identify areas of strength and employable skills and then matched with an employment opportunity in the local community. Students receive training to include: mock interview trials, job application practice, mobility training with public transportation, budgeting and banking skills, problem solving, and safety skills within the work environment. Additionally, Students receive on the job training through staff assistance and job coaching and bi-weekly paychecks! Some of our current job partners are: Berkeley Repertory TheaterWest CATMaking Waves AcademyPets with Attitude Pet SalonThe Watershed ProjectPoint Isabel Regional Park Graduating students of ABC School receive a Certificate of Completion and will transition from school to adult life with confidence, work skills and community experiences that will promote future success.
Source: Verified school update

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When is the application deadline for A Better Chance School/cal Autism Foundation?
The application deadline for A Better Chance School/cal Autism Foundation is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 3
  • Enrollment: 45 students
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Contra Costa County, CA is $14,925 for elementary schools and $20,316 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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