Students at the Darnell School are children aged 9 to 22 with the following disabilities:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Intellectual Disability
- Developmental Disability
- Behavioral Challenge
- Global Developmental Delay
Children attending the Darnell School typically present with complex needs and many have additional diagnoses which may include anxiety disorders, seizure disorders, depression, Tourette’s syndrome, or cerebral palsy. Some students have a cognitive delay that prevents them from accessing curricula near grade level, while other students present with typical intellectual abilities. Frequently, the students present with behavioral challenges and/or delays in independent living skills and social/communication skills. Students are referred because they have not made adequate educational progress in their current setting and a determination has been made that they need a more intensive structured educational setting.
The Darnell School welcomes students of every race, religious belief, sexual orientation, national origin, and ethnicity.