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The Watson Institute Social Center for Academic Achievement (WISCA)

Exceptional Children Achieving Exceptional Results

200 Linden Ave.
Sharpsburg, PA  15215
412-781-1708

The Watson Institute Social Center for Academic Achievement (WISCA) at The W. Bruce Thomas Education Center in Sharpsburg is designed to meet the individual needs of children and adolescents with Asperger's Disorder and High-functioning Autistic Disorder who require therapeutic intervention and supports that cannot be delivered in a traditional  setting.  We are committed to providing a safe, comfortable, flexible and supportive environment so that each student can experience success in learning.  The WISCA curriculum is supported for each student with and Individualized Education Plan (IEP).  Students enroll in classes according to their grade level, cognitive level and graduation requirements.  Electives can be chosen based on individual interests.  Therapeutic training that provides instruction and practice in pragmatic language, social, organizational and life skills are integrated into the daily schedule.  Community based instruction and service projects are scheduled to program for the generalization of skills taught in the therapy and social groups and to prepare students for transition to post secondary opportunities.

For more information about the WISCA program contact Meagan Trimbur at 412-749-2805 or meagant@thewatsoninstitute.org.