In order to provide opportunities for our students to progress academically, socially, and in their communication skills, MCC offers opportunities for students to interact with non-disabled peers through our Peer Buddy, Art Smarts and Lunch Bunch programs, as well as a reverse inclusion program at MCC and Crossbridge and inclusion opportunities with partnering private schools and a full-inclusion program with partnering private schools. A criterion-based inventory of skills required for inclusive opportunities provides both goals for teaching and criteria for participation.
MCC strives to provide a continuum of social opportunities for all students attending the school. For students who have not yet met criterion to participate in our reverse inclusion and inclusion programs, MCC provides structured teaching opportunities so that these students can acquire the prerequisite skills needed to advance into additional opportunities.
The faculty at the Manhattan Childrens Center provides world class treatment and education to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA).