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Extended Care

Extended Care

The Extended Care Program (Austin Hall) provides children with significant developmental delays, cerebral palsy, and/or chronic health conditions with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) to help accelerate learning and development. The IEP is developed with the family, home school district, and Children's Care Hospital & School's interdisciplinary team including certified special education teachers, pediatric trained therapists and nurses, school psychologists, social workers, and a registered dietician. Each child's individual medical needs are taken into consideration when their treatment plan is developed. Children may attend school full time or on a part time basis if their medical needs are more intense. Dedicated Extended Care staff provide quality programming throughout the 24-hour program in the residential setting and school.

Upon discharge, Children's Care Hospital & School can provide Outpatient Services and/or Outreach Services to support the child's successful transition to a lesser restrictive environment.

"What I like most about my job is the direct care with the children each day. The children are so special and to be able to help them and take care of their needs is very rewarding."
– Jackie K., Teaching Assistant
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