Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get my student enrolled into your program?

Students are enrolled into our program by the school district. Unfortunately, we do not accept students with private tuition.

What are the criteria to be accepted into the program?

Students must have an IEP or 504 in order to be accepted into our program. Then it is determined by the student’s school district and NWSOIL supervisor if the student would be a good fit into the program.

What behavior management system do you use with the students?

We focus on positive behavior intervention systems, collaborative problem-solving and evidence-based therapeutic approaches.

Do you treat Autism?

We do not treat autism but we work with students that are on the autism spectrum. We collaborate with outside agencies that specialize in autism to provide continuity of care.

What diagnoses do you work with?

ADHD, PTSD, ODD, Autism Spectrum Disorder (low and high functioning), Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, FAS, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Seizure Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, and Impulse-Control Disorders.

Do you provide medication management?

We have designated staff members delegated by a Registered Nurse to handle students’ medication prescriptions during school hours.

Do you have a therapist on staff?

Yes, we have counselors or School Social Workers  who work with students in groups or individuals as needed. Our program also offers recreational therapy which helps students with social skills, team building and community integration. Therapy groups are structured based on the needs of the student population.

How are students transported to the school?

Transportation is provided by the student’s school district, either by bus, cab or private transportation.

What does a typical day look like?

School starts at 8:30 AM. All academic instruction is done by certified teachers in the student’s class based on their IEP goals and academic needs. We serve lunch at 11:30 AM. Throughout the day students will have various group activities based on their needs. Students also receive snack at 1 PM. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday we release the students at 2:30 PM and every Wednesday we release the students at 12:30 PM.

Do I have to provide a lunch for my student?

NWSOIL provides breakfast and lunch for all students. If your student is a particular eater or has a special diet need, parents can provide their student with lunch, we do ask that they send healthy options and limit the amount of sugar.

What does my student need to bring to school on a daily basis?

We provide all of the supplies our students need to be successful. In order to help foster learning, please do not send anything to school with your student. We do not allow any electronics in the building due to privacy laws. We have minimal locker space for student’s belongings.

Can my student elope from the building?

Students remain on campus during the school day, unless they are going on approved field trips. Doors remain locked to ensure the safety of our students.