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At LISA, our mission is to provide the state-of-the-art education and individualized training to children with Autism. The admission process is designed to provide an in-depth information about the school’s philosophy and services to the parents. In addition, information from detailed assessments, previous records and parental interviews are collated to determine if a child can benefit from the services at LISA.
Admissions are open. LISA rolls out admissions throughout the year.
The first step in the admission process is for parents to contact LISA either by telephone or e-mail and express interest in having their child admitted. Preliminary information about the child is collected as part of an initial screening. In addition, parents are informed about the LISA philosophy, mission, vision, treatment approach and educational services and methodology.
The following documents are necessary (wherever applicable) for admission:
Completed student admission form
Diagnostic Reports and most recent assessments (Medical, Clinical, Speech/Communication, Psychological, OT etc.)
Passport Sized photograph of student and parents
These documents can be either e-mailed or submitted in person to the LISA office.
After submitting the above documents, an appointment will be made for an intake assessment with the family. LISA prefers meeting both the parents for the intake screening meeting. Please note, that the school requires a one week notice to schedule an intake screening meeting. Typically, intake screenings are scheduled for 45-60 minutes and takes place at the school. The intake screening consists of:
- Student Evaluation – Senior staff members evaluate the child based on observation and interaction on a variety of skills. This is done to determine the abilities of the child.
- Parent Interaction – A short interaction is conducted with the parents by a member of the Admissions Team. The philosophy of the school, school policies, services provided, a quick tour of the facilities and an introduction to LISA’s use of therapies are discussed in the meeting. In addition, the meeting also aims to understand the expectations and goals of the parents and to get a brief history of the child. Parents are also offered the opportunity to meet LISA’s Principal and staff.
Post the intake screening assessment, LISA determines if the child will benefit from the services provided at the school. The decision is shared with the parents within a week of the assessment. Student admission is contingent on an available seat in the child’s most appropriate group at the school.