Tech Kids Unlimited is for children ages 7-21 years of age who have been diagnosed with cognitive, learning, and emotional disabilities such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, Anxiety, OCD, Executive Processing and Dyslexia, etc. Students don’t need any previous tech knowledge to attend. TKU students usually attend private schools for students with disabilities, are home-schooled, go to non-public schools as well as the Department of Education’s ASD NEST program in NYC. Most students have an IEP or a 504 Plan. Students should be able to function in a classroom-like environment and work mostly independently. Most of our students have a medium to high level of both receptive and expressive language with little to no behavioral issues. Students come from an inclusion, integrated, 12:1:1 or an 8:1:1 classroom environment. TKU is unable to provide 1:1 help for students online currently. TKU is not specifically trained in working with students who are nonverbal. TKU understands that students will need additional help and support, and the TKU model (master tech teacher, assistant teacher, 3:1 counselor ratio and a social worker as staff) makes sure they are set up for success.
Note about behaviors for in-person workshops: TKU staff does not have the capacity or training to manage extremely aggressive or physical behaviors. Students who exhibit violence or strong aggressive behaviors will be asked to leave the program and will be refunded for any remaining workshop days. If you are unsure if your child's behaviors are appropriate for the TKU classroom, please contact: email@example.com before registering. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of all students and staff. If an in-person workshop would not work, you may want to try virtual workshops.