Sassafras Program

A Safe, Happy Space for K-6 Students with Autism

Here at TQS, we believe that there is a Light of God within every person, and that we are meant to share that Light through our efforts, our gifts, and our actions.

To ensure that every student has the opportunity, including those students whose Autism is more challenging than the general TQS population, we created the Sassafras Program, a highly structured, self-contained K-6 classroom that focuses on behavior regulation and social skill acquisition.

The goal: for each student to develop the skills they need to succeed as a fully integrated member of the TQS community.

The program is based on the premise that students need to build positive relationships, feel positive emotions, and develop a sense of control and purpose in order to learn. It offers students a predictable structure and a supportive environment, with academic engagement tailored to meet each student's specific needs.

Sassafras Program Viewbook

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Upcoming Events

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Upper School families are invited to a Lunch and Learn focused on College Planning for Students with Complex Challenges beginning at 12:00 p.m.  Laura Sibbald, Executive Director of Neurodiversity Initiatives from Chestnut Hill College and Kristen Tabun, Director of Transition from TQS will review with families how to know if their student is ready for college, what to do now to support a transition, and how to successfully navigate the many changes students will face in college.

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