We are committed to providing high-quality individualized educational and vocational programming for students, ages 3 through 21, with mild to complex disabilities, including autism. We successfully transition students back to their home school district based upon academic, social, behavioral, and medical progress.
Marklund Day School provides an environment conducive to learning through specialized curriculum, positive behavioral interventions, and individualized student support.
Marklund’s highly sensory-driven program features physical and occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, art and music therapy, Snoezelen therapy, computer adapted technology, community programs and opportunities, recreational therapy, aquatic therapy, and more.
Marklund Day School uses a holistic approach to enhance physical, social, emotional, and intellectual growth. Teachers and therapists learn about students’ individual strengths through assessment, direct observation, and communication with families.
• Provides a highly specialized education experience for students ages 3-21 with mild to severe disabilities, as well as students with behavioral and medical
• Provides a 1:3 student-staff ratio, with 6-10 students per classroom.
• Maintains a focus on each student transitioning to the least-restrictive learning environment. If appropriate, we discuss transitioning students to their home school based on their academic, social, behavioral, and medical progress.
• Offers an extended school year: Five-hour-a-day summer program allows students to learn year-round.
• Provides convenient access to park district facilities, community pool, library, and other nearby resources, as well as to a variety of vocational and recreational outing destinations.
• Establishes relationships and partnerships throughout community, which provide ongoing opportunities for students to interact with the public and experience new activities.
•Has a dedicated, caring, and compassionate staff.
In addition, our Ann Haskins Center, In Bloomingdale, allows us to serve
students with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities.
Students with mild to severe disabilities, including:
• Intellectual disabilities
• Developmental delay
• Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
• Multiple disabilities
• Other health impairments
Students with behavioral needs
Students with complex medical needs, including:
• Cerebral palsy
• Temperature regulation issues
• Muscular dystrophy
• Acquired brain injury (ABI)
Related Services Provided:
• Social work
• Nursing care
• Occupational therapy
• Physical therapy
• Speech therapy
Program Services Provided:
• Aquatic therapy
• Behavioral supports (BCBA & RBTs)
• Music therapy
• Pet therapy
• Recreational therapy