Welcome To P255Q!
P255Q is a District 75 school that educates students with Autism ages 4.9-17. Our school is located in 8 different sites throughout Queens. The main office is located in Parson’s Educational Complex (formerly J.H.S. 168Q). All of our sites are located in community schools affording many opportunities for integration with general education student/programs. Each site has full time speech teachers that work together with classroom staff in order to provide a consistent and enriched environment for our students.
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P255Q’s VISION STATEMENT:
School is a reflective learning community where we continually evaluate the teaching process and its impact on student outcomes. P255 Queens provides a collaborative environment that integrates academics, technology, the arts, and best practices for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. We believe that students learn best when provided with an instructional program that balances functional rigor and academic rigor. Family engagement and support begins with frequent and ongoing communication amongst all stakeholders. A successful school consists of collaboration between school, home and the community.
P255Q’s MISSION STATEMENT:
At P255 Queens, our primary objective is to have all students achieve their maximum independence. In order to succeed, a varied learning environment is provided for our students to develop their skills. Academics, differentiated community experiences, and pre-vocational support provide and assist in developing essential life skills. Our school utilizes evidenced based practices such as Applied Behavior Analysis and Structured Teaching (TEACCH) to enhance individualized student outcomes. Our mission is to ensure that each student transitions from P255 Queens with the skills essential for effective daily living that result in an improved quality of life.
P255Q has adapted The Syracuse Community Referenced Curriculum Guide for our middle and high school age students. Our teaching staff in the elementary schools use a variety of assessments including the Assessment for Basic Language and Learning Skills and the Brigance. working towards achieving the “standards” with appropriate adaptations. In addition our teaching staff also uses a variety of other assessments including the Brigance to provide our students with appropriate goals and objectives. The P255Q philosophy supports parent participation in their child’s education. Our Family Network Grant (supported by OMRDD) provides ongoing parent training and support groups for siblings and parents. The topics of these workshops are generated by a needs assessment. The collaboration between teachers, parents, supervisors and the community help our students receive the best education possible and meet our goal of maximum independence for our kids. Special Services
- A parent-support group is facilitated by the school guidance counselor. Afternoon and evening groups are available.
- Two full time guidance counselors also provide outreach and disseminate information to families.
- A sibling support group is also available (evenings only) for the brothers and sisters of our students.
- A school newsletter is published every other month, providing information and articles for parents.
- Transition services and information are available to parents through school personnel.
- P255Q has developed an ongoing collaboration relationship with the BIRCH school in order to provide our staff with TEACCH training. Many of our students transition from the BIRCH preschool.
- A full time parent coordinator is available to support and assist our families.