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School Program
David Halpern, School Program Director 

Holy Childhood offers comprehensive and therapeutic services to children ages five to twenty-one in the School Program. Students attend from 39 different school districts in Monroe and outlying counties.  Full-day special education instruction is based on each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Instruction includes emphasis on literacy, math, science, social, woodworking, life skills, music, art, adaptive physical education and transition training.

Referrals are made by school district officials (CSE), parents, medical professionals and other community/school agencies. Students must go through an Intake Process which consists of a tour, application, review of records and observations. Initial referrals should be made directly to the School Program Director. He works directly with an Intake Committee to determine whether or not referrals are accepted into program.

The School Program works directly with the Helen H. Heller Clinic , which provides and/or contracts for the related service needs of the students.  The Holy Childhood School Program consists of 8:1:1 classes for younger students. The intermediate and secondary classrooms are 12:1:1, and emphsize preparing students for life beyond graduation. The Transition Program is a component which focuses on job skills, vocational training, self advocacy, life skills and more.

Students attend vocational classes within the agency and then begin to try out jobs at Holy Childhood and out in the community with the assistance of a job coach. Individual schedules are developed based on needs and interests.

Community Classroom

This one-of-its kind community-based learning environment is located at the Genesee Regional Market.  When filled to capacity, 24 students, ages 17-21 focus on academics and job skills and then apply them at nearly 200 businesses welcoming them within the market.  For more information, please contact Diane Gyle or Lisa Deyo at 444-7735 or email: dgyle@holychildhood.org or ldeyo@holychildhood.org 

Supported Employment Services

Focusing on jobseekers ages 18+, this certified program allows participating students to pursue paid work experiences with the support of one of our employment specialists.  The goal of Holy Childhood Employment Services is to partner with area employers to help them find talented and diverse workers who meet their unique workforce needs.  For more information about our Supported Employment Services, please contact Leigh Anne Elliott, Employment Services Manager at 359.3710, ext 177 or lelliott@holychildhood.org







Holy Childhood has a racially nondiscriminatory policy as to program participants, and therefore does not discriminate against applicants and students on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin.


Our Children's Program
offers more than just
Aquatics Program
Human Growth & Development
A.C.H.I.E.V.E.S. Program


For more information or to schedule a tour of Holy Childhood, contact us by calling (585) 359-3710.