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Day & Residential school for special needs / troubled teens in Illinois

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Allendale Association, Lake County:
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving troubled teens / adolescents and children with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. We are located in Lake Villa in north-western Lake County, Illinois. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale serves over 700 children, youth and families annually. Our programs serve both male and female adolescents and kids ranging in age from eight to eighteen who are experiencing a wide variety of problems.

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The more common "labels" are conduct disorder, emotional / behavioral disability, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, post traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

Accreditations:

Accredited By:
- Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
- Council on Accreditation of Services for Families and Children, Inc.
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
- American Psychological Association - Pre-Doctoral Internship Program

Licensed / Approved By:
- Illinois Department of Children and Family Services
- Illinois Department of Human Services
- Illinois State Board of Education
- Lake County Health Department
- Office of the State Fire Marshal
- State of Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services

Special Education Programs:

Photo of Day & Residential school for special needs / troubled teens in IllinoisAllendale Association offers a full-time on-campus special education program for elementary / high school students. Students are initially assessed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of teachers, educational diagnosticians, social workers, psychologist, psychiatrist, nurses and related therapist. A comprehensive curriculum is offered to help students make academic and behavioral progress. Instruction is small enough (no more than 10 students in a class) to offer curriculum modification and individualized support.

Classes are offered in all core curriculum areas, as well as a wide variety of enrichment classes including art therapy, music therapy, physical and experiential education, recreation, horticulture, with a strong emphasis in comprehensive vocational education, assessment training, outdoor education, job preparation and placement. Related services such as occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, learning disability remediation, group and family counseling or psychotherapy are offered.

The main campus program includes collaboration between Allendale and local public schools, offering students the opportunity to transition into public schools when appropriate. A variety of vocational experiences ranging from on campus tutorials to attendance at the Lake County High School Technical Campus are provided to students 14 years and older. Work placements are available on campus and through community employment.

Residential Treatment:

Image of Day & Residential school for special needs / troubled teens in IllinoisWe also offer residential treatment programs for troubled teens / kids. These children, often victims of abuse, neglect or severe mental illness, come to Allendale with the devastating experiences of failure in the classroom, misunderstanding in the home and isolation in the community. Helping these children to heal and prepare for a brighter future requires highly sophisticated therapeutic programs and services. Allendale’s residential, clinical, educational, vocational and recreational programs are provided within safe, aesthetically designed facilities. Allendale's main campus houses the Elizabeth Morse Special Education School, the Bradley Counseling Center and intensive Residential Treatment programs for youth 7 -18 years of age.

The cornerstone and largest component of Allendale is our 128-bed residential treatment program which includes a 100 acre main campus on Cedar Lake in Lake Villa, IL, a 20-bed facility in Benet Lake, WI (approximately 15 miles north of the main campus), two community based group homes in Waukegan, IL and a community based group home for girls in Highland Park, IL. Individual units serve as homes for 8-12 children or adolescents and are designed to serve a particular population grouped by age, diagnostic profile, and social/emotional functioning level.

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Address: Lake Villa, Lake County, Illinois , USA
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2022-10-11 were from:

Springfield, IL; Portage Indiana; Rolling Meadows; Boston, MA; and more.
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Part-time Performing Arts Classes for children ages 4-16:

The Premier Program (Ages 4-6 years)
- Classes held every Saturday
- The class is a 90 minute program
- Each student takes a 30 minute acting class, a 30 minute singing class, and a 30 minute dance class

The Company Classes (Ages 6-16 years)
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Elmhurst Academy
Courses / Programs
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- Infant Program

- Toddler Program

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- Preschool Program

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Courses / Programs
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Early Education Experience Programs:

- Infants program
- Toddler program
- Kindergarten program
- Afterschool program

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* Summer Programs also available.
St. Benedict Elementary School, Chicago
Courses / Programs
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Courses / Programs
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- Five day and half day (morning, afternoon) care programs for toddlers and preschool children

- Toddlers Exploration program for children 15-36 mths

- Preschool program for children from 3-5 years

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Acacia Academy Private Special Education / Therapeutic School
Courses / Programs
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Offering a variety of school year and summer programs designed to meet each student’s learning objectives in terms of his/her learning capabilities. Acacia Academy is AdvancED accredited and has locations in La Grange and Burr Ridge Illinois.

The Illinois State Board of Education has approved Acacia Academy for out-of-district placement for special education. Students from all over northern Illinois attend Acacia Academy. In many cases, the school district provides tuition and transportation. 

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Responsive teaching is focusing on who we teach, what we teach, where we teach, and how we are teaching.  Teachers consider student characteristics of readiness, interests and learning styles while planning curriculum.
Elementary (Grades 1-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Transition Program (Ages 18-22)
All Learning Disabilities such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD/ADHD), Executive Functioning, and Auditory/Visual Processing Needs
Anxiety, School Phobia, and School Refusal
Emotional and Social Needs. 

Students not performing at appropriate grade levels.

General education students to meet their academic goals and potential.