Merlin Day Academy is a unique, sensory integrated therapeutic school that believes all children with disabilities can learn with the right instructional, environmental, and therapeutic support. Our mission is to provide students, ages 6 to 14 years-old, with neuro-diverse learning needs an intensive, individualized special education that cultivates relationship-based, family-centered care to strengthen students’ educational and functional skills through building self-efficacy to become active, successful participants in their community.
Merlin Day Academy provides individualized support to children that recognizes their specific strengths and needs. Our special education in a therapeutic environment is ideal for children with
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorders
Expressive Language Disorder
Gross Motor Delay
Merlin Day Academy serves students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) in the following disability categories:
Merlin Day Academy is just one part of your journey!
Merlin Day Academy and our sister companies work together to support you and your children across their development! Eyas Landing, our outpatient multidisciplinary therapy clinic, provides occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), developmental therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, language therapy, nutrition, and feeding therapy services to Chicago area families and Merlin Day Academy students. Blue Bird Day, our therapeutic preschool and kindergarten program, is an intensive rotational therapeutic program designed to provide children with the tools they need to succeed in a classroom environment. Merlin Day Academy, our therapeutic special education school, provides educational instruction with therapeutic supports to provide children with autism and other sensory and developmental conditions with an ideal environment for learning.