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The Joshua School - Boulder is getting ready to run an online auction fundraiser.
Starting on October 1 thru October 11 2012, The Joshua School - Boulder will be auctioning off a number of amazing vacations and unique items to bid on to raise money for our Boulder Campus - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.
The Joshua School is a private, non-profit educational and therapeutic day treatment center for individuals and families challenged and enriched by autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. We are committed to building a community that offers the highest level of care and individual instruction for students. Located in Englewood, Colorado, The Joshua School serves children ages 2½ to 21 years. Our highly dedicated, passionate, and knowledgeable faculty have years of expertise in the fields of autism, behavioral intervention, developmental disabilities, education, special education, mental health, occupational therapy, and speech and language therapies.
We believe that every student can learn and that every student has the right to the highest quality of life. We believe in educating the whole child respecting his/her unique strengths and learning styles. We believe that comprehensive education has both impact and longevity. Therefore, we believe in educating students and families in multiple settings: at school, in the community, and in the home.
The Joshua School was started by six educators who were working in a classroom for children with autism and developmental disabilities in the public schools. It had become very clear that a small school with controlled environment, budget, and personnel would have a more significant impact than what was possible in a larger system. In the Spring of 2002, a beloved student, Joshua, passed away. His death was the catalyst for moving forward in the creation of the school. It was a poignant reminder that every day matters and that every day must be lived to its fullest. After nine years in the public school classroom, all six educators left their jobs, cashed in their retirements or savings, and rented a few small rooms in the Olinger Mansion in Denver, Colorado. In the Fall of 2005, after much effort, The Joshua School was licensed by the Colorado Department of Human Services and approved by the Colorado Department of Education as an "eligible facility," allowing public schools and agencies to utilize services provided by TJS. The first student arrived in October 2005. Today, The Joshua School serves over 40 children and families, employs nearly 50 staff members and reaches out to multiple members of the community through our Training and Development Division. We call the historic David Brown mansion home and have plans for expanding our reach into the community through our up and coming Adult Learning Services program.