A Day in the Life
Residential students at GLS enjoy all of the opportunities available to ensure their stay with us is safe and fun. Opportunities for kids to be kids abound here.
Each program area follows a posted schedule that helps maintain consistency for the students we support. Our staff strive to establish bedtime, mealtime, and activity time routines.
Personal Care Support
GLS staff provide personal care (showering, hygiene, toileting, etc.) up to the level needed by your child as determined through the assessment process and their observations of your child’s needs and abilities.
GLS follows a professionally created menu. We offer 3 meals and 2 snacks every day. Family may bring in preferred snacks, but please ensure these items are bagged/labeled appropriately and that they contain no nuts.
Recreation and Activities
GLS utilizes community resources to the greatest extent possible. Participation in community activities (i.e. bowling, movies, shopping, etc.), and other social development activities are strongly encouraged. Structured activities are also offered in the GLS program areas and can include gym time, movie nights, game play, arts/crafts, sensory integration, cooking, educational groups, and free time. GLS has a rock-climbing wall, a full basketball court, baseball/soccer fields, two indoor gyms, and several outside play areas.
GLS staff are trained in Positive Behavior Support, Collaborative Problem Solving, Trauma Informed Care, and several other therapeutic modalities. In the event a student displays challenging behavior, GLS staff will intervene in the least restrictive manner possible.