|PROGRAM NAME||Baird School|
|PROGRAM OVERVIEW||The Baird School is an approved Independent School providing year-round general and special education services to children and adolescents ages 5-14 whose needs cannot currently be met in a regular education environment due to social, emotional, and/or behavioral reasons. The mission of the Baird School is to provide multifaceted academic, social, emotional, and behavioral programming for students who pose significant challenges in these areas, equipping them with the skills and strategies that will allow them to function successfully in the least restrictive educational environment available to them.|
|WHO WE SERVE||The Baird School serves students in grades K-8 (ages 5-14) who:
|WHERE WE PROVIDE SERVICES||The Baird School is located at the Howard Center Child, Youth, and Family Services building at 1138 Pine Street in Burlington.|
|WHAT SERVICES WE PROVIDE||Educational Services- Curriculum and instructional practices are research based, aligned with state standards/common core and incorporate differentiated instruction. Student progress is frequently monitored and when needed the intensity, frequency and duration of instruction is changed to ensure academic and behavioral progress. All of our teachers and special educators are VT licensed. Educational services include:
Therapeutic Services – A combination of effective therapeutic and behavioral interventions are used to create reclaiming classroom environments in which students can learn to get their needs met in a pro-social manner. Toward that end, staff at The Baird School is trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Trauma informed practices (ARC).
Transition Services- transition planning and reintegration services are facilitated by the Baird School Special Educator.
|HOW SERVICES ARE FUNDED||Baird School students who live in residence are funded through Private Non-Medical Institute Monies (PNMI). Day Treatment students are funded through their Local Education Agency. There is no fee charged to students or their families for the use of Baird School services.|
|HOW TO MAKE REFERRALS||Referrals to Baird School for children living on campus are made by the Department of Mental Health (DMH) or Department for Children and Families (DCF). Placement into the program is made following approval by the State’s Central Review Committee. Day Treatment students are referred by their Local Education Agency.The Program Director, Kristie Reed, should be contacted at (802) 488-6600 if families or public school personnel have questions about the program.|
|PRINTABLE PDF||Baird School Program Description|
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