Montcalm School provides specialized programs for youth with autism spectrum disorders and young adults in need of day-to-day living skills.
Outside In — Our program for youth with autism spectrum disorders
Our program for boys and girls, ages 12-18, with autism spectrum disorders helps build the social and academic skills they’ll need to live richer, fuller lives.
Low student-to-teacher and student-to-clinician ratios add a sense of comfort, while youth learn to self-regulate emotions and build coping skills.
The on-site Sensory Integration Room helps students who are hyper- or hypo-sensitive to environmental stimuli learn to process missing sensory cues.
Students work with our licensed Occupational Therapist to identify activities that are relaxing, self-soothing and grounding.
Thorough evaluations of each student are ongoing throughout their stay at Montcalm to ensure that progress is being made.
Structured Transitional Living
Learning to navigate the difficult path from adolescence to adulthood is an important part of the experience at Montcalm.
Students in our Structured Transitional Living program for boys, ages 17-21, live together in on-campus, apartment-like settings, where they discover and work through daily responsibilities, including budgeting, meal planning, cooking, laundry and more.
Youth receive important life skills training in our weekly life skills class.
We administer the Ansell Casey Life Skills Assessment, which helps to identify current strengths and set goals for the future.
All of our STL students are expected to complete a resume and receive letters of recommendation prior to leaving the program.
Many students have gained valuable work experience through internships with local business such as:
Albion Public Library
Jackson Animal Shelter
Jackson Citizen Patriot newspaper
Spring Arbor University
ABC Academy preschool
If appropriate, students may have employment opportunities with our maintenance and commissary departments.