Programming for Students With Autism

The MIPA program at Shriver requires extensive program applications due to each student’s intellectual disability. Shriver’s MIPA classrooms are designed to meet the needs of each student by providing adaptive education through the use of learning objectives and accommodations. In order to achieve student goals, a wide range of programs are developed to address each student’s individualized needs. Areas of instruction are based on vocational and community skills, daily living skills, communication, leisure, recreation, and other independent skills.

COVID-19 & MIPA Learning (March 16 – April 3)

On March 12th, MIPA Teachers sent homework packets which included n2y Language Arts/Reading & Math Worksheet packets, Science Booklets, and individual student IPADs, and instructions to navigate websites and apps on IPADs. From March 16, 2020, to April 3, 2020, teachers made contact with parents via email and phone calls as well as provided weekly lesson plans and a daily schedule to assist parents with their child’s learning.

COVID-19 & MIPA Learning (April 15 Forward)

MIPA Teachers will continue weekly contact and work with parents to provide instruction for their students as well as a parent consult session weekly within the teacher’s office hours: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday – Friday.

Shawn Wadell, MIPA Teacher – shawn.waddell@apsva.us

Wayne Snider, MIPA Teacher – wayne.snider@apsva.us