ADMISSION PROCESS

At ACE, our mission is to provide state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment to children with Autism. The admission process is designed to provide 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 ACE.

Admissions are Open. ACE offers rolling admissions throughout the year.

Financial Aid: The Special Child Trust offers need-based financial assistance to families.

Admission Form

ADMISSION PROCESS

At ACE, our mission is to provide state-of-the-art education and individualized treatment to children with Autism. The admission process is designed to provide 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 ACE.

Admissions are Open. ACE offers rolling admissions throughout the year.

Financial Aid: The Special Child Trust offers need-based financial assistance to families contingent on funds available from various donors.

Admission Form

The first step in the admission process is for parents to contact ACE 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 ACE philosophy, treatment approach and educational services.
Prior to moving to the next step in the process, the following documents are necessary (wherever available)

  •  Completed Student Admission Form (click here)
  • Diagnostic Reports and a copy of most recent assessments (Medical, Clinical, Speech/Communication, Psychological, OT etc.)
  •  Immunization record
  • Passport sized photograph of student and parent

These documents can be either emailed or submitted in-person to the ACE office.

After submitting the above documents, an appointment will be made for an intake assessment with the family. ACE prefers meeting both the parents for the intake appointment. Please note, that the school requires a one week notice to schedule an intake screening meeting. Typically, intake screenings are scheduled for 45 minutes-60 minutes and take place at the school. The intake screening consists of:

1) Student Evaluation – Senior staff evaluates the child based on observation and interaction on a variety of skills. This is done to determine the abilities of the child for admission to the program

2) 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 ACE’s use of ABA therapy is discussed in the meeting. In addition, the meeting also aims to understand the expectations and goals of parents and to get a brief case history for the child. Parents are also offered the opportunity to meet with ACE  Director and staff.

Post the intake assessment, ACE determines if the child will benefit from the services offered at the school. This recommendation 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.