Oakes Childrens Center

  • The Oakes Children's Center for their own autistic children over 40 years ago.
  • In 1962, there was no community-based educational program available for autistic children.
  • The only option at that time for these six pairs of parents was to institutionalize their own children.
  • These parents wanted a specially designed program that would provide an education for their children within a therapeutic context. They met with local mental health professionals, developed a program and obtained a grant.
  • Much of the clinical staff volunteered and parents worked part time without pay in the classrooms.
  • The program became increasingly professionalized and over the years developed into a successful school that serves children with severe emotional and developmental disabilities.
  • Today, Oakes Children's Center continues to help developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children develop the independence and self-awareness necessary to live and continue learning in the least restrictive setting possible within their local community.
  • The mission of Oakes Children's Center is to help developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children develop the independence and self-awareness necessary to live and continue learning in the least restrictive setting possible within their local community.
  • We provide a very high teacher-to-student ratio and complete educational services, including: individualized curriculum planning, speech and language therapy, computer training, life skills, specialized reading instruction and swimming.

School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students20 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
82%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeOakes Childrens Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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