Exceptional educational, behavioral, therapeutic, and vocational programs for individuals with special needs ages 3 to 22.
We are home to a robust educational environment, for youth ages 3-22, that includes a team of highly qualified special education teachers, school-based therapists and behavioral services. Our model provides a holistic program to meet students’ unique needs within the classroom. Alongside their teachers, clinicians run therapy groups in the classroom to address each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals.
- Master’s Level Special Education Teachers
- Experienced Bachelor’s level Special Education Teachers
- Behavior Analysts (Doctorate, Masters, and Bachelors level)
- Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)
- Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Recreation therapists
Speech-Language therapists help students who have delays or communication deficits that impact their academic performance to meet academic standards by providing strategies, suggestions, and direct interventions when they display difficulties. Focuses are in the following areas: articulation and phonology, oral motor skills, fluency, auditory processing, semantics, grammar/syntax, and pragmatic language.
Occupational therapists support students’ academic achievement and social participation by promoting occupation within all school routines, including recess, classroom, and the cafeteria.
Physical therapists design interventions to enable the student to travel throughout the school environment, participate in classroom activities; maintain and change positions in the classroom, and manage stairs, restrooms, and the cafeteria.
Our behavior specialists help coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Individualized Behavior Intervention Plans that address students’ inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students to become more academically successful.
School psychologists are uniquely qualified school teams that support students’ learning ability and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
School nurses support student success by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow-up for all children within the school setting. In addition, the school nurse addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health needs of students and supports their achievement in the learning process.
Activities of Daily Living (ADL)
In an apartment-like setting, we offer a wide range of programs for everyday living, such as personal hygiene, laundry skills, cooking skills, and pre-vocational skills.
Children will learn to regulate their brain’s negative reactions to external stimuli by developing coping skills for these experiences. It is a way for students to take a break, regroup, and go back to the classroom ready to learn.
Our specialists assist students in developing and enhancing necessary skills for successful participation in the school setting through purposeful recreation, leisure intervention and facilitating the transition from school into community programs.
We work with our students to develop gross motor skills and
(core stabilizing) muscles of the body needed to perform everyday functions, such as standing, walking, running, jumping, and sitting.
Inclusive Education and Transition Services
The structured program with curricular focus on social engagement and soft skills such as flexibility, problem-solving, accepting feedback, and building a sense of responsibility and confidence, lay the solid foundation for a successful transition following high school:
One of our primary purposes is to provide students with the best possible opportunities to learn both within our cam pus and within other environments. To achieve this, we’ve adopted an inclusive model of practice to promote equity in education by providing our students with learning opportunities with their typically developing peers when appropriate.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, we encourage partnership with general education schools within the Kingdom to optimize our students’ transition to more inclusive environments following necessary processes and procedures.
A side-by-side Social Inclusion program consists of hosting activities at the Center and visiting general education schools to foster social opportunities for students. Within Social Inclusion, ACCEL Ajyal Center has been accredited by Best Buddies International (BBi) and is excited to be introducing BBi programs in the Kingdom. BBi is a global volunteer movement with more than 50 member countries.
This program helps students aged 12 and older prepare for future employment. These job readiness skills help students focus on the tasks at hand, use their time to their benefit, interact with fellow students or faculty and follow directions. Pre-vocational skills include:
|• Time management||• Problem solving|
|• Critical Thinking||• Responsibility and integrity|
|• Personal hygiene and appearance||• Attitude and demeanor|
Students learn to sort and package, place materials in sequence to be assembled and eventually, a time component is introduced so that they may become more productive and increase their endurance. The goal is to have our students prepared to access and take full advantage of our vocational curriculum, internships, and community placement.
This program incorporates transitional education planning into each Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help students aged 14 to 22 identify career and life goals and work to achieve them. These skills are taught across multiple settings, not just the classroom. We offer and practice:
|• Service-learning||• Independent living skills|
|• Job skills training||• Personal finances|
|• Social and communication development||• Career exploration|
|• Work experience||• Executive functioning (e.g., organizing, prioritizing, time management, regulating emotions)|
|• Resume development||• Interviewing skills|
|• Supported employment|
We provide lifelong learning and vocational training to individuals over 18 who have developmental disabilities.
Our adult programs provide lifelong education and employment training for individuals over the age of 16 who have developmental disabilities. By learning and practicing appropriate social skills and developing specific work skills and behaviors our members gain independence and self-confidence.
Program activities are structured in three levels to best assist individuals who have developmental disabilities, to meet individual needs and interests depending on their abilities, and allow them to lead a life of dignity and self-worth.
The Ministry of Health licenses the ACCEL Ajyal Center Clinic to provide rehabilitative services to the community. Our clinic offers many services to the community for individuals from 2 to adulthood. The ACCEL Center Clinic recruits the most highly qualified and respected therapists, emphasizing individuals who demonstrate an innate ability to work effectively with special needs.
Members of the community may access the following services through the ACCEL Ajyal Center Clinic’s individual and/or small group therapeutic/educational services:
- Comprehensive evaluation
- Therapeutic (Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy)
- Behavior Analysis
- School Psychology
- Educational (Tutoring)