Day School Program

As an agent for local public school districts, Arlyn School offers a comprehensive day therapeutic educational day school program with an extended day program option and a Young Adult Transition Program. The Day School and Extended Day Program serves middle school and high school youth, ages 10-21, whose Social/Emotional Disorders, Learning Disabilities and/or Attention Deficit Disorders have significantly interfered with their progress in the public school setting. The Young Adult Transition Program offers a one or two year full-time or part-time placement for young adults, ages 17-21 who have completed high school graduation requirements and need further support navigating post-secondary options due to a range of social, emotional, learning and attention challenges. As a consequence of the duration and severity of the students’ problems, the student body of Arlyn School consists of adolescents and young adults whose educational needs extend beyond those that can be accommodated through public school special education settings.



Arlyn School is designed for students who exhibit a range of emotional, behavioral, learning, and/or attention difficulties such as:

  • Multiple Psychiatric Diagnoses
  • Severe Mood Disorders such as Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Dysthymia
  • Severe Anxiety disorders such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Aspergers Syndrome and Pervasive Development Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Learning Disabilities

Categories Of Disabilities Served By Arlyn School Under §14-7.02 Of The School Code Age Range Served: 10 – 21 Eligibility for the placement of students at Arlyn School shall be determined by the presence of one or more of the following exceptional characteristics:
Primary Disability Categories

  • Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
  • Emotional Disability (ED)
  • Other Health Impaired (OHI): ADD or ADHD
  • Autism (AUT): Asperger’s Syndrome