The FOCUS Fresh Start School is a private, state approved special education program offering children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and other related disorders, a quality education experience that addresses both their academic and clinical needs.

What we offer:

  • Low student to staff ratio providing unique education to middle school and high school children (ages 10-21).
  • Instruction by certified special education teachers and licensed clinicians in reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, health, and the arts
  • Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy are provided as needed.
  • Structured learning environment, where children are encouraged to express their feelings and emotions and where physiological and psychological needs can be met using evidence based practices.
  • Development and implementation of Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)

Daily structured routines include:

  • Common core curriculum-based instruction
  • Integrative technology and assistive technology
  • Individual and group clinical support.
  • Social ThinkingĀ® curricula
  • Mindfulness, using the Learning To Breathe curriculum
  • Field trips and community-based experiences

The mission of The FOCUS Fresh Start School to help each child reach their full potential. Through the use of a structured social learning environment coupled with Naturalistic Interventions we are able to create a supportive learning community where children thrive.

The FOCUS Fresh Start School runs August through June, Monday through Friday from 8:15am – 2:45pm. An Extended School Year Summer Program is available if needed.

Click here for the Fresh Start School 2019-20 calendar.

FOCUS Center for Autism
The Fresh Start School
126 Dowd Avenue ~ Canton, CT 06019
(860) 693-8809