Creative Alternatives Program (CAP)
at Capitol View in Little Canada
Students Served: Grades 6 - 12
Disabilities: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Other Health Disabilities (OHD), Emotional/Behavioral Disorders (E/BD)
Program: Students with the following neurobiological disorders who need placement for two or more years:
Pervasive Development Disorder
Panic and anxiety disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
The Creative Alternatives Program (CAP) at Capitol View provides students who have multiple neurobiological disorders with an innovative educational program designed to maximize their development in social emotional, behavior, cognitive and perceptual domains.
The program is staffed with one teacher in each classroom and one education assistant for every two to three students. One-to-one education assistants are provided as required by a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Students participate in a general academic curriculum that includes modifications, statewide testing and credit/IEP graduation opportunities.
The educational planning process involves a team of home school district staff, parents, agency professionals and Northeast Metro 916 staff. Referrals are made through the special education director of the student's home school district.
Transportation is provided by the home school district.
Self-regulation and relaxation strategies
Social skills training
- Full range of related services including speech/language, occupational/physical therapy, nursing, assistive technology, social work, mental health and autism support
Extended school year program as required by IEP
Social workers coordinate with service agencies
Highly structural educational experiences in the community
Interactive SMART Board technology