The Questar III Spectrum Program provides students on the autism spectrum with opportunities to work towards achieving a Regents High School diploma while strengthening their social and emotional skills. Students are mainstreamed for as much of their school day as appropriate in regular academic courses with additional academic support being provided within the Spectrum classroom. A focus on the development of social skills, problem-solving abilities and conflict resolution practices are of primary importance. The Spectrum 8:1:1 includes child psychiatric consultation, social work and psychology support, behavior specialist consultation, physical education or adaptive physical education, access as needed to crisis intervention and transition planning services. The program is comprised of eight students, one teacher, and two teaching assistants.
Note: Questar III’s classroom programs are full day and run September through June with an extended year program as an option.