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A Step Up Academy is a private, non-profit, coeducational and non-sectarian school for children with autism. A Step Up Academy provides special education for preschool and kindergarten through eighth grade.

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P: 215-885-1075          
​F: 215-885-1076

E: kay@astepupacademy.org

Jenkintown Campus (Preschool-2nd)
520 Meetinghouse Road
Jenkintown, PA 19046

The Annex Campus (3rd-8th)

2450 Hamilton Avenue
​Abington, PA 19001

© 2019 by A Step Up Academy

A Step Up Academy’s Preschool Programming is based on the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). Each student receives individualized support specially tailored to their strengths, interests, and educational goals. Progress is carefully monitored through regular data collection and families are invited to actively participate in their child’s learning.

Each student is an individual

Families are provided with regular communication about the progress of their child. They are encouraged to participate in aligning school-to-home coordination of programming, transfer of skills, and generalization. 

Communication is what sets ASUA apart.

Communication is a key component of ASUA’s programming. Daily and weekly communication between the school and family occurs through the Communication Binder and includes anecdotal notes from the day and, for those receiving related services, session notes from all related service providers. The binder also provides the opportunity for families and home teams to engage with the classroom and communicate notes of interest from home.

Families and home team members are invited to participate in Student Update meetings in 8-week intervals and, where applicable, IEP meetings. These meetings provide an overview of student progress and encourage coordination between the school and home settings.

Parents are encouraged to further their participation by making use of our Open-Door Policy, which allows them to observe their child at any time they wish, without an appointment.
 

ASUA provides a variety of inclusion opportunities.


ASUA’s Preschool allows for daily inclusion opportunities through a reverse mainstreaming model where other peers participate in group activities like yoga, music, morning meeting, and themed crafts on the ASUA campus.Each inclusion opportunity is structured and facilitated by the highly-trained ASUA staff.