A School Worth Moving For

The School for Asperger’s/HFA at Trident Academy will welcome students from three states in its inaugural year, which begins August 19, 2013. Two students are expected to come from Charlotte, N.C., one student from Pennsylvania, and the remaining students are from the Charleston region. Applications for kindergarten, and grades one, two, and three are still being accepted and inquiries have come from cities including Asheville (N.C.), Wilmington (N.C.), and Beaufort.

“We are thrilled with the level of interest we’ve seen,” says Niki Leiva, director of admissions and marketing for Trident Academy. “Every day, I receive calls from parents who are looking for a solution and have found our new academic program for cognitively capable students with diagnosed ASD. The most rewarding part of my job is connecting these families with a solution.”

Instruction in the School for Asperger’s/HFA will include an emphasis on functional communication, Executive Functioning, social skills training, school-ready skills necessary for transition, assistive technology, and hands-on instruction that incorporates drama, music, movement, and yoga into the classroom. Speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) approaches, and psychological services will be available for all students.

The School for Asperger’s/HFA has received incredible interest since it was unveiled in March 2013. Laura Arnstein Carpenter, PhD, BCBA, MUSC Associate Professor of Pediatrics says, “I am very excited about Trident Academy’s new ASD program. This is the first private school option specifically designed to help kids with HFA in our area, and it will be a wonderful resource for my patients.” Read what others are saying.

For more information, contact Niki Leiva at nleiva@tridentacademy.com or 843.884.3494.