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See up close how the O-School and our family of programming provides comprehensive and supportive mental health pathways to success from elementary school through college graduation.

Sonia Shankman Orthogenic School (O-School)

The O-School is a full-time residential and therapeutic day program that,
for over 100 years, has been providing a safe haven and a path to hope
for thoughtful, creative children with profound social-emotional challenges
and/or who are on the autism spectrum.Its immersive approach to care is characterized by:

  • A Highly Skilled and Committed Staff
  • Individualized Approach to Treatment and Education Plans
  • Healthy and Supportive Relationships
  • Strong Academics and a Home-like Setting
  • A Diverse and Affirming Community

The O-School is a member of NATSAP and NAPSEC, and it is accredited by AdvancEd and the Council On Accreditation (COA).

IECA Chicago Program Tours May 7

Brooke Whitted Center (BWC)

Opened in 2016 by the O-School, the BWC serves emerging adults (ages 18 to 25) with the aptitude and desire to attend college, but who have struggled to succeed in a dorm setting due to social-emotional challenges. Drawing upon the O-School’s relationship-based therapeutic approach, the BWC provides highly-trained therapists and case managers who are awake and available, no matter the time of day or night, and who act as skilled guides as students learn to navigate their home, academic and employment settings. Housed in a modern condominium building on the O-School campus, the BWC provides an ideal setting for students to live, study and feel safe while receiving comprehensive support.


Brooke Whitted Center (BWC)

STAR Program (Support and Therapy at Roosevelt University)

Launching in the Fall of 2019, the STAR Program will be a partnership between the O-School and Roosevelt University that completes the continuum of care for emerging adults. Housed in Roosevelt University’s vertical campus located in downtown Chicago, the STAR Program will offer similar services to the BWC, but in a scaled-back form for those ready to take the next step towards independence. Based in a college dorm, the STAR Program will also provide students with a more traditional college experience without sacrificing supports.

Tour will depart from the IECA conference hotel in Chicago at 9:30 a.m. and will return to the hotel at 3:30 p.m.
Lunch will be provided by the O-School.
To register click here, or for questions and to register contact: Brian Graves, bgraves@oschool.org or 773-420-2562


STAR Program
at Roosevelt University
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