The McCarton School
At its inception in 2002, the McCarton Foundation’s first and longest supported program was the McCarton School. Utilizing Dr. McCarton’s Integrative Methodology developed over the years at her center, the McCarton School was the first school to utilize her methods in educating children with autism. The students who attended the school, ages 3-21, were given one-on-one ABA, speech, and occupational therapies in addition to educational studies. In 2008 the McCarton Foundation led a successful campaign for a new building that could accommodate the growing number of students and staff. Additionally, the McCarton Foundation was able to launch two significant programs at the school: Adapted Physical Education as well as an Arts and Music program taught by people with autism. Now known as the Keswell School, this program continues to thrive.
In 2009, Dr. McCarton launched the Children’s Academy. This new K-8 school provides a less-restrictive environment for children with speech and language disabilities. The low student-to-teacher ratio offers a unique learning environment where Dr. McCarton’s Integrative Methodology is used in conjunction with traditional education. The McCarton Foundation was able to double the amount of gifts given to the Children’s Academy and in 2016 implemented a new partnership program with Collegiate School.