We hire highly trained and compassionate individuals. All of our team hold a minimum of a paraprofessional license, and many hold advanced degrees including Master’s and Doctorate degrees. Many staff members participate in professional organizations related to their field to further their therapeutic skills and evidence-informed best practices. Merlin Day Academy also hosts a number of professional development and continuing education trainings for staff throughout the year. Most importantly, our staff love what they do and go above and beyond to make your child’s growth and progress their number one priority.
How do you place a child into a classroom?admin2022-09-21T17:03:06+00:00
Yes, our program “session” matches that of the typical school year with scheduled winter, spring, and summer breaks. Break therapy sessions and summer programs are also available depending on team recommendations and treatment goals.
What is the class size?admin2022-09-13T22:15:12+00:00
Upon request, the child’s therapy team and the scheduling team will work together to create an in-home ABA therapy schedule to support the child and family outside of school. In-home services are mainly provided by an RBT with weekly supervision from the child’s BCBA.
Does my child have to be potty trained?admin2022-09-13T22:14:16+00:00
Merlin Day Academy has been approved as a non-public private facility by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), but we are waiting on our per-diem rates from the Illinois Purchased Care Review Board IPCRB before we can implement IEPs. We expect everything to be completed in September 2023. Use the link below to be notified when we receive our per-diem rates and can implement IEPs.
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