Special Education Programs
Individual Support Program
The individual Support program is designed for students in grades one through six with severe to profound developmental delays who may also require support due to physical, sensory, or behavioral challenges and/or medical conditions. Students in the Individual Support program may qualify for Special Needs curb service based on a monthly fee for parents.
This program supports children with mild/moderate and severe disabilities, aged 2 yrs 6 months to less than 6 years on September 1st of the current school year. Children must have a diagnosis from a specialist that identifies the child as having one ore more severe delays, or two moderate none-associated delays. SRS typically services students in their first and second year of Program Unit Funding (PUF) and then transition the child to their neighborhood kindergarten for their final year of PUF. Programming focuses communication, participation, socialization and motor development.
Specialized Therapy Education & Play Program (STEPP)
Edmonton Public Schools, FSCD, and Alberta Learning partnered to establish and Early Intervention Specialized Services Program (STEPP). This program supports families and transitions children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder through their pre-school years and into kindergarten. Programming emphasizes communication, socially appropriate behaviour, play skills and building family capacity. At first, a step-by-step approach is utilized in structured activities. As the child is ready, learning is gradually transferred into more natural settings. Student in the STEPP program are also typically registered in our Early Education Program for the other half of their programming.
Rosecrest School Site
The Rosecrest program provides the children who live and learn at Rosecrest with optimum care, treatment, and rehabilitation in a caring, emotionally supportive learning environment. Each student’s education programs are designed in accordance with the guidelines set out by Alberta Education and based on a number of other considerations including but not limited to:
- the student’s medical condition and health
- recommendations made by consultants
Generally, the student’s education program are designed to provide enhancement, encourage communication and independence and provide opportunities for socialization. Activities are functional in nature and provide for skills to be generalized across a variety of settings and with different people.
Students must have a contract with and reside within Rosecrest Centre in order to be eligible for school programming.