Crossroads School вЂњOver the last five years I have had the pleasure of seeing Crossroads School develop into a premier setting for children on the autism spectrum. I am honored to have contributed to that achievement through regular staff training and ongoing consultation with parents and faculty via video conferencing.вЂќ -Dr. Arnold Miller Language and Cognitive Development Center Boston, MA Crossroads School 45 Cardinal Drive Westfield, New Jersey 07090 Phone: 908.232.6655 Fax: 908.232.2877 Web: www.ucesc.org Crossroads School is run under the auspices of the Union County Educational Services Commission An innovative public school developed to meet the needs of children between the ages of 3-12 with autism spectrum disorders Comprehensive Programs and Services Crossroads School implements a rigorous academic curriculum aligned to the NJ Preschool Learning Expectations and Core Curriculum Content Standards. Discovering the incredible potential that exists within every child.. The mission of Crossroads School is to provide highly-individualized learning opportunities to all students based upon their unique strengths, interests, talents and backgrounds. We offe r full-d ay preschool, elementary and summer programs to children between the ages of 3 and 12 with autism spectrum disorders. At the heart of our program is a dedicated and caring team of teachers, therapists, clinicians, paraprofessionals and support staff who are committed to helping all children attain success. Enrichment programs include music, art, physical education, social skills, karate, language skills, sensory-motor skills and Community Based Instruction. Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy services are provided in individual, group and integrated formats in accordance with IEP recommendations. Parent training and support services are coordinated by a multidisciplinary team consisting of a School Nurse, Social Worker, Clinical Psychologist and Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician. Child-Centered Philosophy The Miller Method is a unique cognitive-developmental approach to developing the capacity of children with autism spectrum disorders. This dynamic theory was built on the premise that children learn more effectively through whole-body movement, exploration and interaction with their surrounding environments. Goals of the program include improvements in the areas of: body awareness and organization, sensory processing, problem solving adaptation to change, communication, socialization and play skills.