Cumberland Academy of Georgia Announces Innovative Program to Improve Life Skills of Students with Learning Disabilities

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The innovative program at Cumberland Academy of Georgia is designed to enhance academics and aid students in areas of social skills and life skills.

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'Cumberland’s new, unique program will be an individualized approach to every parent and student’s inevitable question: "what’s next?"' said Kiel Scates, Cumberland teacher and College & Career Coach.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia has announced an innovative program designed to help students prepare for life after high school and beyond. The program was designed for special needs students beginning at grade 7 and continuing to high school graduation. Each Cumberland student will take courses in self-management skills, social skills, career development skills and community access skills. Students will learn and practice how to function as an adult whether they are going off to college or transitioning to the working world.

Throughout the year, students will receive instruction on money management as well as individualized post-secondary planning. Every student will have a transition plan that will be his or her roadmap to post-secondary opportunities. Cumberland students will take community access trips as well as listen to guest speakers featuring local professionals as well as college officials and community members in related fields. Internships will be given to Cumberland students based on their career paths and interests. All students will be guided in a positive manner into independent success.

“Through coursework and real world application, our students will learn to take ownership of their futures. Students and parents do not need to be fearful of the future but excited by it. Cumberland’s new, unique program will be an individualized approach to every parent and student’s inevitable question: ‘what’s next?'" said Kiel Scates, Cumberland teacher and College & Career Coach. “This program will allow students to discover, explore and meet realistic and attainable goals.”

Cumberland Academy of Georgia specializes in the needs of students in grades 4 through 12 who have high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and learning disabilities. Cumberland was founded in 2008 by Debbi and Matthew Scarborough, and is a fully-accredited, independent, non-profit school that seeks to provide a safe and supportive academic atmosphere for its students. Cumberland accepts applications year-round. To schedule a family tour, please contact Terri Brooks, Director of Admissions at 404-835-9000 or email admissions(at)cumberlandacademy(dot)org. To learn more about Cumberland Academy of Georgia, please visit http://www.cumberlandacademy.org.

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