Lattice Educational Services2024-01-30T13:18:02-05:00

Lattice Educational Services

Lattice Educational Services, a nonpublic school located in the heart of Sonoma County, provides individualized learning opportunities and resources to students with developmental disabilities. Lattice’s highly structured and individualized programs assist students in making progress in the areas of functional academics, communication, daily living, and vocational training. Students thrive under the direction of dedicated support staff who work to help students achieve their highest potential.

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  • (P) 707.571.1234
  • 3273 Airway Drive, Suite A
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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Our Philosophy

Educators are innovators. Lattice Educational Services is dedicated to providing an integrated network of services to individuals, families, and to assist students in achieving their maximum potential. Lattice extends and coordinates an array of diagnostic, educational, clinical support, and case management services to individual with disabilities. Our goal is to promote growth in personal skills and social adjustment by targeting measurable client outcomes in areas of need.

We believe…

  • All students can learn;
  • Students’ needs, rights, and safety take first priority in development and implementation of all programs and practices;
  • Students with disabilities learn and benefit from structured, direct, and systematic instruction;
  • Motivated staff and regular in-service trainings, maximize student learning in a nurturing and healthy environment;
  • Parent/care-provider partnership and communication with Lattice enhances student learning;
  • Mutual respect and collaboration between students and the community are critical to the educational success of our students.

Currently, there are seven Special Day Class (SDC) classrooms at Lattice: an elementary level classroom, two middle school level classrooms, two high school level classrooms, and two transition level classrooms. Instruction is very structured with sessions typically ranging from 20 to 25 minutes in length, alternated with “break” periods of 5 to 10 minutes. Although the areas of instruction are specified within each student’s IEP, common curriculum includes the following:

Academic Skills:

  • Phonics and sight reading programs
  • Reading comprehension/spelling/writing/dictionary skills
  • Basic math facts and operations/money/time
  • Handwriting/personal information
  • Social skills instruction
  • Community access skills such as using public transportation, banking
  • Additional independent living skills such as cooking, and grooming

Functional Skills:

  • Communication skills using verbal and picture systems (PECS)
  • Pre-vocational and vocational training
  • Independent living skills such as toileting, grooming and dining
  • Pedestrian safety skills

Typically, classrooms at Lattice serve 8 to 14 students and are staffed by a credentialed special education teacher and 4 to 8 instructional assistants. This exceptionally high staff-to-student ratio ensures that students receive the individual attention necessary to foster their growth and development. All students receive an education program that is aligned with their Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Consistent, on-going evaluation of student learning, as well as feedback from parents, care-providers, and other agencies, allows staff to effectively tailor educational services to student needs.

Our Students

Students are referred by their school district to attend Lattice and range in age from 5 to 22. They face disabilities in a variety of areas, including Autism, Intellectual Disability, Emotional Disability, Multiple Disabilities, Speech and Language Disabilities, Other Health Impairments, Speech and Language Impairment, and more.

Our Staff

We are proud to employ certified special education teachers, in-house speech therapist, OT, BCBA and nursing support

All Lattice students ages 14 to 22 years may participate in the WorkAbility I program. Students receive training in vocational skills in a variety of training environments. Both on-site and off- site training provides students with flexibility to learn skills in a variety of environments as their skills and independence develops. WorkAbility I supports students in learning skills targeted for future adult programs.