The Chase Academy - Innovative Education for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders"


A team of experts at Florida State University, who have spent no less than 20 years studying autistic children, developed this new behavioral program. The Chase Academy is impressed with Dr. Amy Wetherby, a member of the FSU team, and with her philosophy that each child should be in a maximum state of receptiveness to learn. If the child is not, it is the duty of the teacher to first get that child into that position, and then teach. Teaching to someone that is not in a maximum state of receptiveness is a waste of time. This behavioral program shares responsibility between the student and the teacher for behavioral outcomes, requiring more of the teacher than just responsiveness, and it requires constant monitoring, goal setting and adjustment throughout its program.

The SCERTS® model is: