With education as the core of our organization, the Watson Institute follows a “whole child” approach in the services we offer to support the overall growth of each child and family. Through our services and programs, the Watson Institute serves more than 1,200 children and their families annually. Watson’s schools house the heart and soul of the organization – the students. It is in the schools that staff members work individually with children, watching them grow and overcome obstacles, becoming positive forces in the children’s and their families’ lives, and watching many students transition back to their home school districts.
In addition to our school programs, Watson offers inclusive summer camp programs, and provides child assessment and therapy for children and adolescents with autism. Watson also provides educational programming with a partial hospital component to children and adolescents with severe emotional challenges. Watson gives well-deserved breaks to families through our day respite program. Watson also hosts Social Skills Group Therapy and Parent Support Groups.