Admissions


We would be delighted to arrange a personal tour of Monarch Preschool, Monarch Day School, and Monarch Boarding Academy, located in Cleveland, Ohio. During your visit, you will experience our philosophy, meet our staff, and witness first-hand a day in the life at Monarch Center for Autism.

Monarch Preschool

For more information and to schedule a visit please call 216.320.8945

  • Program Overview
  • Ages 3 to 6 years (younger than 3 considered upon evaluation)
  • Suspected or confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

We observe the following intake procedures:

  • Families and school district personnel visit the preschool and tour the facility to determine if it’s a good fit for the child
  • Member(s) of the treatment team meet the child either at Monarch Preschool and/or at the child’s home or current educational setting (if applicable)
  • Members of the treatment team review the child’s IEPs, MFEs, Progress Reports and other relevant documentation (if available)
  • Members of the treatment team work with the family to determine whether a Monarch placement would be beneficial to the child
  • If placement is approved, an IEP is developed to support the child at Monarch Preschool

Monarch School

For more information and to schedule a visit please call 216.320.8945

We observe the following intake procedures:

  • Families and school district personnel visit the school and tour the facility to determine if it’s a good fit for the child
  • Member(s) of the treatment team meet the child either at Monarch and/or at the child’s home or current educational setting
  • Members of the treatment team review the child’s IEPs, MFEs, Progress Reports and other relevant documentation
  • Members of the treatment team work with the family to determine whether a Monarch placement would be beneficial to the child
  • If placement is approved, an IEP is developed to support the child at Monarch School

 

Monarch Boarding Academy (MBA)

For more information please contact 216.320.8502 or 800.879.2522 or INTAKE@bellefairejcb.org  

  • Program Overview 
  • Ages 8 through 21 years
  • Confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (dual-diagnoses accepted)

 

What to expect during the referral process:

We want to ensure we are the right program for your child and the best placement option. The process is individualized based on the complex needs of each student.

Referral documents recommended for our Intake Team to review:

  • IEP and any additional educational evaluations
  • Neuropsychological, Psychological, and Psychiatric reports
  • Evaluations from any related services, such as Speech or OT
  • Behavioral plan and data
  • Medical and medication information
  • Video clips of child
  • Other relevant reports or evaluations

 Step 1: An Intake Specialist will contact you confirming receipt of referral and will begin reviewing any documents received.

Step 2: Monarch Center for Autism's clinical team will review documentation and identify any additional information that is needed.

Step 3: Your Intake Specialist may conduct a phone interview with current and past providers, including school personnel. At times, a skype interview with the student is recommended.

Step 4: Once funding is confirmed, our clinical team may travel to complete an in-person assessment at the student's current school and residence.

Step 5: We recommend that parents and other agences involved tour Monach Center for Autism. A tour will be organized by your Intake Specialist.

Step 6: A formal decision regarding acceptance into the program is made and communicated via telephone or email.

Step 7: A date will be offered once an opening is identified. Enrollments are based on appropriate openings for your student, both in the classroom and residential settings.  

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