Bob has been attending Sierra School of Gilbert since August 2021 in the high school Community-Based Instruction classroom. The model for students in this classroom includes academic instruction and vocational training with on-site and off-site job sampling multiple times throughout the week. Through Bob’s participation in this program, he has gained part-time employment at Social Spin outside of school hours. Social Spin has been a long-term community partner where students visit weekly to practice and generalize job skills. We are so proud of Bob and this wonderful opportunity for paid employment. Social Spin has been a long-term [...]
Mr. Michael and Bob cheer on the Suns at Autism Awareness Night 2022 Learn more about our school today.
Azael has been part of the Sierra School of Gilbert family for several years. He has made remarkable and sustained progress in his ability to use augmentative communication effectively, and self-regulate. With the diligence of his teachers, support staff, related service providers and behavior analyst, Azael has worked hard and will be returning to a District-level program next semester. Azael frequently initiates social interactions, independently navigates his classroom and is a bright spot in everyone’s day. We are so proud of him and are thrilled to shine the spotlight on all of his accomplishments. Learn more [...]
Sierra School of Gilbert students and staff made tie dye shirts to celebrate our blended community. We all wore the shirts on Monday, April 19th, to kick off Autism Appreciation Spirit Week. Here are a few pictures from this event: Learn more about our school today.
Anthony has been a wonderful addition to our CBI classroom at Sierra School of Gilbert. He is a very kind and dedicated young man who always tries to help the staff and his classmates. Anthony comes to school every day with a positive attitude, and we can always tell when he is smiling, even behind his mask! Learn more about our school today.
The Sierra School of Gilbert & Sierra Day Program know that diverse, inclusive communities are the strongest. We recognize the barriers that people with disabilities still face in connecting to their communities. March is National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Learn more about our school today.
Students at Sierra School of Gilbert learned about influential leaders and inventors for Black History Month. Lessons were adapted so students could practice a variety of skills while celebrating the contributions and legacy of African Americans. Students and staff collaborated to create door designs and compete in a school wide contest to determine which room created the most creative and unique door. Learn more about our school today.
Jeremiah has made wonderful progress over the past year since starting at Sierra School of Gilbert. His school attendance has dramatically improved along with his overall engagement in classroom lessons and activities. Jeremiah has become a natural ambassador for his classroom in the most positive and appropriate ways. He has become a good problem-solver and is using his learned coping skills to work through social issues with peers effectively and positively. We are very proud of Jeremiah! Learn more about our school today.
The staff at Sierra School of Gilbert "made the magic happen" again this year. Collectively, these amazing educators and service providers fulfilled all the wishes for 15 kids who will be spending the holidays in foster care. The positive impact we can have on the lives of other people drives our spirit of giving! Learn more about our school today.
At Sierra Day Program, members are always growing their life and work skills. Our young adults work on everything from money math to gathering/sorting food boxes for student distribution. We love our Day Program! Learn more about our school today.