These circumstances have led some of our students to avoid regular school attendance and interacting with peers. This could lead to a decompensation in sleep, hygiene, and activities of daily living, requiring support and guidance to establish a healthier daily routine. Some of our students are on the high-functioning end of the Autism Spectrum Disorder and require interventions to learn how to better read social cues, connect appropriately with peers, and maintain friendships.
Due to their various social-emotional difficulties our students often have histories of psychiatric hospitalizations and school avoidance. We work to strike a balance between providing a supervised therapeutic milieu while offering a more open and typical adolescent experience than a hospital setting.
In order to be successful at Summit, our students must be able to participate meaningfully and safely within the academic, recreational, residential and clinical aspects of our program.