Our Community-Based Learning program is designed to immerse students in various community environments, enabling them to apply and generalize the skills they learn within the school. Through carefully planned outings and activities, our students practice social skills, communicating with people outside their normal circles, problem-solving, and adaptive skills in a supportive and inclusive community setting.
At Boca School for Autism, we believe that community-based learning is a vital component of education. Whether it's grocery shopping, visiting local businesses, participating in recreational activities, or engaging in volunteer work, our students gain firsthand experience in navigating social situations and building meaningful connections with their peers and the broader community.
Our dedicated team of educators and therapists work closely with students during community outings, providing guidance, support, and individualized instruction. We strive to create a safe and nurturing environment where students can learn and grow, while promoting independence, self-advocacy, and a sense of belonging within the community.
A few examples of community-based outing and internship sites include:
Retail stores -- Students learn how to navigate a store, select items, calculate totals, pay for orders and engage with appropriately with others.
Special Percs Café -- This micro-business welcomes our students for community and vocational learning opportunities.