Maple Lake Academy’s mission is to offer the highest quality clinical and academic programs for girls, ages 13-17, who are struggling with the challenges of learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral problems. Girls who enroll at Maple Lake Academy must have a diagnosis of a learning disability (LD, LDNOS, NLD, Asperger’s Disorder, High Functioning Autism) in conjunction with emotional/behavioral issues (Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ODD, Social Phobia, Bipolar Disorder, etc.). Girls who have histories of aggression toward staff or peers in previous placements, have active eating disorders or are currently using drugs would not be appropriate candidates for Maple Lake Academy.
Maple Lake Academy offers an excellent clinical program that includes weekly individual and family therapies. In addition, our students have daily group and recreation therapy. We provide weekly specialty groups that focus on life skills and social skills development. Students are also involved in equine therapy on a weekly basis and assorted leisure and skill building opportunities, such as: choir, fine arts program, dance, private art and piano lessons, etc.
Our academic program truly focuses on the individual. Each girl has her own SEOP (student educational occupational plan) that is developed to help her address her unique learning challenges. In addition, each student will become an expert about her learning disabilities and will have coping strategies in hand when she completes her program at Maple Lake Academy. A main focus at Maple Lake Academy is to help each student develop the ability to advocate for herself in future academic and employment situations.
Our residential program is also an intensive program that teaches daily living skills. Our staff are well trained in working with NLD, AS and HFA students and havethemix of patience, consistency and nurturance needed to work with this population.