R.I.S.E. FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions about the Program
Q: What types of students would be appropriate for R.I.S.E.?
RISE students will typically have received Early Intervention Services and remain eligible for special education once they reach preschool age. Students classified Preschool Disabled who have not had their social, emotional, behavioral or learning needs met by a traditional preschool setting may also be appropriate for the RISE program. RISE will provide a safe, nurturing, structured environment for students who require early intervention due to a variety of neurodevelopmental, behavioral, and/or psychological issues. These may include, but are not limited to:
• ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Mild Autism Spectrum
• Communication Disorder, Specific Learning Disabilities, Mild
Intellectual Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder
• Dysregulated mood; including depression and anxiety
• Prenatal substance exposure, mild traumatic brain injury
• Early childhood trauma or history of poor attachment
Q: What services are provided by R.I.S.E.?
A caring team of highly qualified experts will provide related services to support the growth of students in all domains. Counseling, including Art and Play Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Medication Assessment and Monitoring, Case Management, Individual Behavioral Assessment and Planning, and Community Services Referrals will be available to RISE students as determined by need and Individualized Educational Plan.
Q: Why is R.I.S.E. the Right Choice?
Academic, social and emotional growth will be promoted through the application of researched based curricula. Through the implementation of quality childhood education and effective therapeutic interventions, RISE students will be given the tools to successfully grow and integrate into a kindergarten setting.