The Hope Learning Academy – Springfield

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Established in 1957 as a groundbreaking concept for children with developmental disabilities, Hope Learning Academy in Springfield has evolved into a center combining excellent teaching, state-of-the art technology and a specially designed facility to allow students with autism and developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential.

Today, our learning center is a 40,000-square-foot facility designed with a unique way-finding system, visual supports, diffused lighting, sound-absorbing carpet, individualized playgrounds and sensory rooms within the classrooms. This creative environment supports a variety of programs designed to meet each child’s needs.

Innovative Programming

Our school is designed to foster independence and personal growth in each student. Our specialized programs were developed to emphasize a wide-range of activities from functional life skills to employment readiness. Programs include:

  • Independence Learning Program
  • Therapeutic Education Program
  • Hope Therapeutic Day Academy
  • Hope Vocational Academy
  • Judith A. Jordan Summer Camp

Building Hopeful Futures

Our goal is to help our children live joyful, independent and productive lives. Our programs, which are individualized for each student, are designed to improve basic life and vocational skills while increasing the potential for independence.