Our extracurricular activities include adaptive recreation opportunities through a partnership with the Arizona Special Olympics (Unified Sports), using a unique education model and school culture help to produce social, emotional, and academic achievement for our students.
Our physical education program includes fitness training, basketball, soccer, track & field, and softball. We provide opportunities for students to express creativity and discover new social skills, a physical aptitude that indirectly increases their motivation. Our athletic program is supported by our Positive Behavior Support (PBS) model that helps to increase self-confidence for our students.
Participation in adaptive recreation activities allows individuals with autism to learn skills specific to a particular sport or activity. But more importantly, participation in these programs also helps improve more general skills that can be applied in settings like school and work. So progress can be seen not just in the specific programs, but in other areas of life as well. Training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.