Grafton School

Winchester, VA
Contact: (540) 542-0200

Overview

Grafton creates solution-focused opportunities for individuals challenged by complex disabilities. Graftons commitment to the best practices in behavioral healthcare and to continuous quality improvement define our high standard of care and ensure the optimal outcome for each client.

Day and 24-hour day and residential special education programs are available year-round to individuals who have challenging behaviors with co-occurring developmental and/or psychiatric disabilities. Grafton also educates individuals with cerebral palsy and sensory impairments when they occur in conjunction with the developmental disabilities or psychiatric conditions that are the primary reason for referral. Grafton emphasizes helping students manage their own behaviors so they can facilitate their own learning. This approach is designed to increase self-autonomy and build healthy interdependencies.

Emphasis is on data based decision-making which is used to design and monitor intervention strategies to guide each students educational program. Student preferences, interests and abilities are noted and provide the staff guidance for student motivational opportunities. The integration of special educational and behavioral health enhances opportunities for students to recognize their strengths and use them to achieve success in learning across diverse subjects and environments. This integration allows the teacher and the student to engage in alternative formats for presentation, action, expression and engagement. This teaching philosophy fosters a motivation for life long learning, which in turn creates enhanced functional autonomy and quality of life.

We serve: Males and females ages 6-21 with:

  • Autism or mental retardation that may co-exist with other psychiatric disorders
  • Developmental disabilities ranging from mild to severe
  • Challenging behaviors
  • Psychiatric conditions

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