• Family Support

Supporting Arbor School's Families

Family support is very important to the health and wellbeing of our families. We currently provide family support through our monthly parent support meetings, parent training classes, outings, celebrations, and field trips. We are also always available to our families through the sharing of resources and conferences.

Parents are the driving force in the lives of our students. They are the ones who will ultimately decide the journey of their child. It is also important to remember that we are there to not only help our students but to support and educate our parents. It can be a daunting task to raise a child with special needs.

Many parents are informed and well versed on the different methods of treatment for their child and they can be a great source of information to teachers, therapists and to other parents. At Arbor School, our school parents are our partners, collaborators, and important members of our team.

Raising children with disabilities can be stressful. Many people do not understand the needs of the children, judging both the child and the parent. A child having a meltdown is seen as a result of poor parenting. Often times, parents feel secluded and helpless when it comes to helping their child.

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This can be exacerbated by the strain parents feel from more neurotypical siblings and the financial demands for therapies, specialized diets, and the loss of income. This stress on the family and parents can be devastating with seclusion, depression, and divorce.

Parents are in need of a place that understands what they are going through. Through school social gatherings, the parents are given the opportunity to connect with others, share their stories, and find support in families on the same journey.

Arbor School At A Glance

  • WHAT WE DO

    • Support the Central Florida K-12 Special Needs Community since 2002
    • Foster a teaching philosophy that's leading-edge, academically sound and therapeutically-based
    • Create a comfortable, natural setting with small classrooms & outdoor spaces that encourage kids to walk, jump, or sit quietly during instruction
    • Allow our students the opportunity to experience growth and progress in a way not seen in other programs through a culture of patience, caring, understanding and specialized training

  • BECOMING A STUDENT

    At Arbor, we want to make sure your child and Arbor are a perfect match. Over the course of several meetings, we get to know each other, review your child's IEP and evaluations, and give your child the chance to spend some time at Arbor to see how they like it. John McKay and Gardner Scholarship money is available via online applications.

  • OUR STAFF

    The Arbor School of Central Florida's employs nearly 30 staff, including administrators, therapists, teachers, and teaching assistants. We provide instruction for students from middle and primary school up to high school and transition. Therapies include Occupational, Speech & Language, Music Therapy and Art.

    For staff contact info, please choose a category:

    Administration
    Therapy Team
    Primary Teachers & Assistants
    High School & Transition Teachers & Assistants

  • FIND US

      The Arbor School of Central Florida
    1010 Spring Villas Pt.
    Winter Springs, FL 32708-5242

      Phone: (407)388-1808
      Fax: (407)636-6915

      Email Us

  • DOWNLOADS

    Below are some frequently-downloaded Arbor School forms and/or documents. Please click here to see our entire list.

  • HOW YOU CAN HELP
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    It's an easy and FREE way to help us help our kids!

    Find out more here.

    Through your donations, we are able to help assist over 50% of our families with tuition costs with The Arbor School Scholarship Program.

    Find out more here.

  • OUR SPONSORS

    Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

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If you are in need of financial assistance to attend The Arbor School of Central Florida, please click on the FAST logo to begin your application.

The Arbor School of Central Florida is listed on GuideStar, the world's largest nonprofit organization registry. View our profile.

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The Central Florida Foundation works with families focused on giving back, nonprofits and across public and private sectors to bring philanthropy to life.

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Arbor School participates in the John McKay Scholarship and Gardiner Scholarship programs. For more information, click here.

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    “The Arbor School has provided a great environment for our son. They are results-oriented, in a nurturing environment, with excellent teachers who are extremely patient, kind, and skilled.”
    The O'Reilly Family
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    “…our son has come so far! He’s not the same kid and we owe it all to Arbor School. Thank you Ms. Wendy and Everyone at Arbor School of Central Florida!”
    The McCabe Family
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    …our son has never been happier since he's been at Arbor. With the other schools he attended in the past, it was always a struggle to get him to go every day. At Arbor, he is excited and happy to go every day. Thank you!”
    The Roberts Family
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    “I finally found the right fit! My son has only been at Arbor for one year and has learned more than he has over the last several at a different private school for students with learning disorders.
    The Behrens Family