Now Open: The all new Pressley Ridge School for Autism! The Pressley Ridge School for Autism is a Licensed Private Academic School that provides intensive social, behavioral, and academic interventions to children with Autism from ages 6 to 21.
Our goal is to help each child learn the skills needed to be successful participants in their communities.
The program’s primary objectives include:
Utilizing evidenced-based strategies and materials to encourage academic and social progress
Increasing the child’s ability to engage in sustainable relationships with peers and adults so that he/she may remain a part of his family and community
Fostering the advancement of appropriate communication skills
Fostering the child’s independence and ability to move toward life goals by developing life-skills
Exploring work-related positions and assisting the child with transition to adulthood
Teaching needed replacement skills so that the child’s behavior will be appropriate and socially acceptable in all settings
Full-day Extended School Year (ESY) program offered during the summer
Pressley Ridge School for Autism serves students who have autism in Allegheny and surrounding counties. A brand new school building recently opened, which houses both Pressley Ridge School for the Deaf and Pressley Ridge School for Autism. The new facility is situated on a sprawling campus in Pittsburgh that includes other Pressley Ridge programs, playground areas, an adventure garden and plenty of green space. The state-of-the-art building was designed from the ground up with the help of autism and Deaf experts to serve our unique population of students in the most effective way possible.
State-of-the-Art Facility The school is equipped with Snoezelen® Multi-Sensory Environments designed specifically to meet the needs of our students. Interactive materials, including a platform swing, fiber optics and Sensory Magic™ technology, provide direct and indirect stimulation of the senses. Features of the new facility include:
Culinary classroom and student-run coffee shop
PAES (Practical Assessment Exploration System) Lab
Classrooms will be equipped with SmartBoard technology, restrooms, and calming areas
Pressley Ridge School for Autism 514 Marshall Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214 Phone: (412) 322-0140 Fax: (412) 321-5313